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September 13, 2004 05:31 PM

Broken: Book on tech blunders

Paul Schreiber points us to a recent Wired News article about a new book containing over 100 tech blunders:

Take, for instance, the case of the Ukrainian businessman who put 50 new pagers -- a gift for his employees -- in the back seat of his car and then promptly crashed into a lamppost when they all began beeping at the same time. The culprit? A welcome message sent by the pager company to each of the pagers.


How is the book broken?

And don't give me that "But that's how the site works" junk. I saw, for example, a "Fixed!" entry when the NY power grid gave out.

Posted by: Jim King at September 14, 2004 03:20 PM

I'm lost.

Posted by: subliminalis at September 15, 2004 09:37 AM

The book isn't broken - I posted it because it talks about broken technology. Use your noggin, people!

Posted by: Mark Hurst at September 15, 2004 09:38 AM

Then why does it say

Broken: Book on tech blunders

Just as one says

Broken: Street sign

Broken: Escalator on hot dog stand

Broken: Stale cheese used as semiconductor

The Prefix isn't fixed, it can be changed and should be. It's (Irony!) Broken!!!

Posted by: Jim King at September 15, 2004 04:24 PM

Every subject line starts with the "Broken:" prefix. Suggest some solutions.

Posted by: Mark Hurst at September 15, 2004 04:47 PM

Umm, don't start every subject line with "Broken"? :)

How about "Suggested Reading: Dear Valued Customer, You Are a Loser"

Posted by: Jay at September 16, 2004 12:25 PM

How about "Broken: Ukrainian pager service"? Or "Broken: 100 tech products as described in new book"?

Posted by: Joshua at September 18, 2004 08:46 PM

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