As many of you may be aware there was a very highly important football contest televised this past Sunday. I will not name the contest because I do not wish to draw the attention of the sanctioning body or it’s league offices. During this unnamed football contest there was a strange occurrence, an anomaly, a freaky thing: the power went out. There were no lights on one side of the stadium. It brought the game to a halt and many, myself included, stayed tuned to the broadcast. I read the following day that (however they estimate these things) not a single viewer was lost. Hmm….
After thinking about it for a while my guess is that many like me stayed glued to the broadcast because in America today power outages are a bit of a novelty. The power was restored 34 minutes after it went out and the game went on. It was a good one too. But I still had to wonder about the power outage and what happened. I’m sure that everything was checked and double checked – but it still happened. Chances are that if you are reading this you have most likely seen something like in your professional career. Have you been part of a project that was checked, double checked, and something still went wrong? Please share: either reply here or send to firstname.lastname@example.org I might even pick a winner or two and send out some prizes.