Reader Michael Bolton writes:I'm reading General Principles of Systems Design, and enjoying it. I'm confused by something, and I think it's because of an error in the text.
On page 106, there's a matrix that is intended to describe the bathtubs illustrated in Figure 5.1 and diagrammed in figure 5.2. My interpretation is that the last row of the matrix should read
0 0 1 1 0
The text suggests
0 1 1 1 0
I interpret this as meaning that bathtub 1 could supply water directly to K, the sink; but neither Figure 5.1 nor 5.2 suggest that. Am I misunderstanding, or is there an error?
My responseIt's an error in the text, previously unreported.
Seems as though it's been sitting there for 30 years and tens of thousands of readers.