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Discussion on: The Bus Factor

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Tryggvi Björgvinsson

I used to use the term bus factor but people have found that too gloomy (they don't want to think about death). I've therefore started using the term lottery factor instead when talking about other people's bus factor: "If people win the lottery and walk out the door with not a care in the world".

Although, I still think about it as the bus factor when thinking about my own work.

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David Lord

My mentor calls it "getting hit by the lotto bus".