Douglas Adams on the Gulf oil spill


The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong, it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

Douglas Adams, who died in 2001, wrote this in one of his Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy stories.

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