It all started when we were talking about what to call the folks who were building things like Chaos Monkey/Gorilla/Kong and I said, "Let's call them Chaos Engineers, since they are engineering chaos". And so we adopted that title at Netflix, and now here we are.
I should also point out here how valueless what I did was -- I literally just came up with the name for what we were already doing inside Netflix. Everyone else actually wrote it down and spread it outside of Netflix. Their contributions to spreading the word are far more important than the name I came up with.
Wherein the table is made, then shattered, but keeps its functionality :)
I remember clearly the chaos monkey posts and how it resonated for our team, as we were building an ambitious real time project at the time. Thanks for the inspiration booster o/
And now we have a canonical book. ;-)
 Glue made from animal bones is well known, but apparently you can also make glue from blood: https://www.warf.org/documents/technology-summary/P07418US.p...
That's the kind of confidence I'd like to have some day.