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Perfection and Simplicity
A Conversation with Ken Arnold, Part I
by Bill Venners
September 9, 2002

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Bill Venners: Those sound like the things you need to think about when you design the way a human interacts with a car or a power plant. You want to make common things simple. And you want to make it hard for people to make mistakes.

Ken Arnold: Sure. Because people will make mistakes. The one thing you are absolutely certain of is they will make mistakes. It doesn't matter how well you train them. Even if they work in the office next to you, even if they are you six months from now, people make mistakes.


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