Boeing's nightmare year gets even worse as it admits hundreds of planes — including 159 737 Maxes — may have defective parts on their wings

As a software developer, here's how I see MCAS.

You make a boat, but your boat is prone to leaking. Instead of fixing the leak, you implement a system that engages a robot arm to scoop water out of the boat when water gets in. However a design flaw means your robot is prone to flipping around and scooping water into the boat, if there is already water in the boat (you read that right) and on top of this, the robot arm was built with the assumption that the robot arm is correct in the event of disagreement with the human pilot. Your boat is advertised as a simple rowboat, and the instruction manual only covers how to grip the oars. The oars are also optional.

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