Christopher Bennage thinks this is interesting: Circuit breakers are a way to automatically degrade functionality when the system is under stress From 5.2 Circuit Breaker from Release It! by Michael T. Nygard Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf Released: March 2007 Note How do we connect this to Graceful Degradation? Share this highlight http://learning.oreilly.com/a/release-it/3357835/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Release It! and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.