Jurassic Park failed because Dennis Nedry was underpaid.
As a bidding contractor he shares the blame, but in the tech world we’d call him a bad hire. John Hammond says so himself through spoonfuls of ice cream in the Visitor’s Center. There are more specific lessons:
- Invest in a build server so compile jobs can’t be expected to take down the security cameras
- Use a source control system to track when your developers install backdoors
- Upgrade every workstation’s graphics cards so your 3D fly-though Unix systems scroll at a reasonable pace.
Jurassic World has more than one point of failure. I’m going to discuss them all now, in detail, so beware of spoilers for the entire movie.