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On 05/28/2017 11:46 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> How irresponsible and dangerous is it that all air traffic over London,
> which is a HUGE European, African and Asian hub to be shut down for 24
> hours during a holiday weekend because of a computer glitch. We did not
> tolerate this kind of catastrophic calamity even a few short years ago,
> and lately everywhere I go, from the NYC Subway to rails, to overseas
> flights, to hospital operations has come to a complete standstill
> because of computer errors.
> How much longer is our love affair with glitzy technology and addiction
> to over engineer technology going to last before something truly
> civilization altering happens.
"I do not, however, expect the outage to have lasting financial
repercussions for the group."
Terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick became jammed with angry passengers,
with confused BA staff unable to help as they had no access to their
computers, according to passengers interviewed by Reuters.
Some passengers expressed frustration on Twitter over missing bags and
long waits in telephone queues to speak to BA staff. BA said it had
introduced more flexible rebooking policies for passengers affected.
While other airlines have been hit by computer problems, the scale and
length of BA's troubles were unusual.
Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) cancelled hundreds of flights and delayed
many others last August after an outage hit its computer systems. Last
month, Germany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Air France (AIRF.PA) suffered a
global system outage which briefly prevented them from boarding passengers.
This is a very venerable system for a critical infrastructure that just
has not been thought out right.
This would never be tolerated in the 1980's All those cellphone are
making our brains numb.
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