by Tom Fitzpatrick, Editor and Verification Technologist
"As verification engineers, we have to be able to forecast the accurate completion of our projects and also be able to cope with problems that may occur. Unfortunately, there are severe consequences when we get it wrong."
As I write this, New England is bracing for a snowstorm that could bring as much as two feet of snow in the next day or two. By the time you read this, we'll know a) whether the forecasters were correct and b) how well we hardy New Englanders were able to cope. I often joke that I'm going to encourage my children to be meteorologists because that's the one job where, apparently, you can be consistently wrong and not suffer any consequences (except