Continuity

Rollback buttons and time machines

Adding a rollback button is not a neutral design choice. It affects the code that gets pushed. If developers incorrectly believe that their mistakes can be quickly reversed, they will tend to take more foolish risks. […]

Mounting a rollback button within easy reach […] means that it’s more likely to be pressed carelessly in an emergency. Panic buttons are for when you’re panicking.

From Dan McKinley, speaking about the complications and near impossibility of rolling back a deployment.