Origin of "second system effect" before 1975?

Shoppa, Tim tshoppa at wmata.com
Wed Aug 26 12:17:02 CDT 2015

I know of two publications in 1975 that used the term "second system effect" or "second-systemitis".

1: Brooks' _Mythical Man-Month_.
2: Bell's and Streeker's "What We Learned From the PDP-11".

Does anyone know of earlier usage of this term or earlier names for this effect, possibly outside of computers?


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