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Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Sep 29 19:02:09 UTC 2014


On Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:22:57 -0400, Jay Ashworth said:
> "The Internet is the only endeavour of man in which a single-character
> typographical error in a file on a computer on the other side of the
> planet *which you do not even know exists* can take your entire business
> off line for the better part of a day."
>
> -- Someone, in the wake of the (I think) Turkish YouTube BGP hijacking;
>     damn if I remember who.  I might be embellishing.  :-)

"A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even
know existed can render your own computer unusable." -- Leslie Lamport, 1987.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/lamport/pubs/distributed-system.txt

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