Re: Herculean task
Yeah, we can build software in the same fashion as the pyramids - thousands of people working for decades. That'll really work...
I can only assume you are not a developer. A system can have millions of lines of code, worked on by different people over years.
I vaguely remember an Australian project to mathematically prove a software app was safe and bug free. It took something like 100 staff members 7 years to verfiy some 7,000 lines of code. Code is complex and voluminous. Unless you want to wait years between updates you have to accept some bugs.
As for safe and durable constructions, plenty of buildings fall down.