The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.
-Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
When it comes to software and the word impossible, I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Interesting one, but what does it actually mean in plain words? I think it is if we think that if thing cannot go wrong but when it goes wrong it cannot be repair.