Count to ten when a plane goes down, by John C. Beck →

July 22, 2014 |

On this day, I highlighted her workstation and hit the F6 key to reset.  But my screen went temporarily black and then seemed to be starting again.  I realized that I had mistakenly hit F7 and reset all the workstations in the embassy.   This realization didn’t bother me much, because no one except the Agriculture section secretary was usually on the computer system this early in the morning. But then all hell broke lose.

Awesome story about how important and fragile the information chain is when an international crisis hits.

Via Daring Fireball.