Saw this on slashdot today: History’s 10 Worst Software Bugs
Very interesting and sobering read. Brings a renewed perspective on writing clean code, you could say.
On a side note- we are now down to at least 3rd place in the programming contest, pending a further review of one of the contest problems. I hadn’t been working on the problem in question, and so was less aware of what was going on, but apparently about an hour into the contest, one of the problems was changed due to some issues with how it was originally worded. This change caused much confusion and wasted a lot of time, throwing the rest of the contest results into a bit of question. We’ll have to wait and see how it all works out as far as us going to the World Finals.