Just in the last two days, computer glitches from coast to coast have caused havoc, concern and even a little humor for many:
- In Harrisburg, 13,000 Pennsylvanians did not receive without their unemployment payments and state officials said they do not know how long it will take to fix the glitch http://www.wgal.com/money/29877825/detail.html#ixzz1fDW7VSps.
- A study by the Tennessee Department of Labor study found that a computer glitch resulted in overpayment of more than $300 million in unemployment benefits during the past three years http://www.newschannel5.com/story/16139790/report-shows-improper-payment-of-tn-unemployment-benefits.
- Researchers at Columbia University in New York have discovered a computer glitch that could allow Hewlett-Packard Laser Jet printers to be hacked and even set on fire http://www.scmagazineus.com/bug-allows-hp-printers-to-be-remotely-hacked-set-on-fire/article/217784/.
- In the newly released Arthur Christmas, one young child’s stocking is not filled on Christmas Eve due to a software glitch in Santa’s new high tech production and delivery system.
Have software glitches become so pervasive that even Hollywood is getting in on the act?