Gregory Travis is a writer, a software executive, a pilot, and an aircraft owner. In 1977, at the age of 13, he wrote Note, one of the first social media platforms, and he has logged more than 2,000 hours of flying time, ranging from gliders to a Boeing 757 (as a full-motion simulator).
The recent crashes of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft have generated deep concern worldwide. He wrote the following which provides a good analysis of the design philosophy and the resultant catastrophic faults. There are lessons to learn especially for engineers who build in avoidable complexities into their designs because they misaply new technologies.