While that is not entirely true, it would not be a problem even if it is true. When a system fails it provides the evidence and rationale for fixing it. I cannot imagine an engineer who has a machine fail say "oh, it was just that one time. Let's not worry about the future." When the space shuttle blew up because the O-ring failed or the foam knocked off heat tile NASA not only re-egineered those particular parts but altered their entire management approach. Are elections less important?