Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Oliver Wendell Holmes the elder (August 29, 1809 – October 8, 1894) was a physician by profession but achieved fame as a writer; he was one of the best regarded American poets of the 19th century.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Oliver Wendell Holmes's poem The Deacon’s Masterpiece Or, The Wonderful “One-Hoss Shay”: A Logical Story

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  1. Jerry Wood says:

    A picure of a “one hoss shay” was used by the Quality and Reliability Engineers during the Apollo program at MSC, Houston, TX. It suggested that the space craft needed to be designed with complete appreciation for failure modes in all sub-systems such that no portion would threaten the mission in safety or objective ..

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