THE ATOMIC CHEF and Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
By STEVEN CASEY
First Edition * 288 pages * Hard Cover * 9 by 6 inches
ISBN 13: 978-0-9636178-6-6 * ISBN 10: 0-9636178-6-9
The Atomic Chef is an altogether new collection of 20 true stories about technology and design-induced human error by the author of the highly acclaimed original, Set Phasers on Stun. The 20 stand-alone chapters of this new work describe — with shocking and graphic candor — how technological failures result from the incompatibilities between the way things are designed and the way people actually perceive, think, and act. New technologies will succeed or fail based on our ability to minimize these incompatibilities between the characteristics of people and the characteristics of the things we create and use. Sit ringside to the action where compelling events unfold. The stories in this book will take you to airports and airline cabins, an amusement park, a fertility clinic, a pharmaceutical plant, an emergency dispatch center, the Olympic games, and a bank; to hospitals, spacecraft, ships, and cars. From the coasts of Peru and Monterey, in orbit aboard the International Space Station, the freeways of Southern California and the back roads of France, the battlefields of Afghanistan, and a nuclear fuel plant in Japan — this is The Atomic Chef.
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