It seems everything is getting more fragile. Like a house of cards. Very little is robust, stout, built to last. Just in time manufacturing. Interconnected supply chains. We design things with less than 10% margin against structural failure.

The elegance of fragile designs is attractive, but I don’t like living that way.

I doubt many of you will understand this was a Rock & Roll discussion in the 70’s. BTO said “Not Fragile” and Yes cut an LP titled “Fragile.”

Everything has its place but the World and Society is “Too Fragile”




Worked in our nations space programs for more than 35 years

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