Release It! Second Edition — Pragmatic Programmers (37 / 143)
Self-denial is only occasionally a virtue in people and never in systems. A self-denial attack describes any situation in which the system — or the extended system that includes humans — conspires against itself.
The classic example of a self-denial attack is the email from marketing to a “select group of users” that contains some privileged information or offer. These things replicate faster than…