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The Onion, eight years ago:

An Internet worm that disabled networks across the U.S. Monday and Tuesday temporarily thrust the nation into its most severe maelstrom of productivity since 1992.

“In all my years, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Price Stern Sloan system administrator Andrew Walton, whose effort to restore web service to his company’s network was repeatedly hampered by employees busily working at their computers.

Last week, near the Persian Gulf:

A dramatic fall in traffic accidents this week has been directly linked to the three-day disruption in BlackBerry services.

In Dubai, traffic accidents fell 20 per cent from average rates on the days BlackBerry users were unable to use its messaging service. In Abu Dhabi, the number of accidents this week fell 40 per cent and there were no fatal accidents.

What can we learn from this?

(Via The Truth About Cars.)

1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    20 October 2011 · 6:16 am

    Obviously, people in Dubai use their BlackBerrys to report accidents, so when the service went down their accidents went unreported.



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