Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Obscure Standards, Packaged Products, Latent Bugs

Read this: http://jeffq.com/blog/the-ethernet-pause-frame/

Fascinating.

A world of interconnected devices in which we place a kind of implicit trust. There's little visibility for ordinary consumers. It takes a skilled specialist to determine that there are flaws in a product.

It's not that the system is "flaky."

It's that this combination of components each with unexpected edge-case behavior is actually broken.