My new favourite website January 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm
It was cakewrecks.com, but thanks to Lisa at FT Alphaville there is a new winner: the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group horror stories page. How can you resist a site with items like this:
MI5 wrongly collected subscriber data on 134 telephone numbers as a result of a software error, according to interception of communications commissioner Sir Paul Kennedy’s annual report.
A spreadsheet formatting error caused the service to apply for data on the identity of telephone numbers ending in 000, rather than the actual last three digits.
Sure they have JPM too, but c’mon secret agent spreadsheet errors are way sexier.