One Mistaken Key Press Cost $220,700

Talk about a bad day at the office: a computer technician working for the Alaskan government accidentally wipes out nine months’ worth of critical data, only to find later that his backup plan isn’t working. Ouch!

If you’ve used a computer for long, you’ve experienced the chilling moment when you realize you’ve mistakenly deleted something important. So I can’t stop wincing in sympathy as I read about a clerk in Alaska who deleted the records of an account worth $38 billion.

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