I don't disagree with you.I have to take issue with the generality of this remark.
This is *not* all tech. Transistors (by the billions in your gadgets) have an unprecedented reliability - far outperforming e.g. airplanes (which are also far, far, FAR beyond "80%").
But you are comparing resistors, cars, and railroads to writing code, and project implementation of said code and or product. Human lives are not on the line in my line of work. If they were, I too wouldn't be okay with 80% either.
80% is good enough is not a new theory. Please see the links below:
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