Posted by R. Berg on May 20, 2003
In Reply to: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link posted by Jorge Vargas Jiménez on May 20, 2003
: : "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link"
: : any ideas? Origin...meaning...I'm at a loss here...
: : Rose
: This bears relation to the Superiority of Job over Akhenaton. Remember Job 42:15.
I looked up Job 42:15 and found nothing relevant there.
"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link" applies to any process that will fail if some step in it goes wrong. For instance, a building isn't well protected if its security system has one flaw--say, an easily pickable lock--that allows unauthorized entry, no matter how elaborate and expensive the rest of the system is.