BBN outage

"md" == Michael Dillon <> writes:

Perhaps there is a lesson in redundancy here.


The other was that they did not have alternate types of power
source, i.e. they did not have generators on site but expected
that 3 different utility power sources was adequate redundancy.

This reminds me of a passage from Bruce Sterling's _The Hacker Crackdown_.

    Parked outside the back is a power-generation truck. The generator
    strikes me as rather anomalous. Don't they already have their own
    generators in this eight-story monster? Then the suspicion strikes
    me that NYNEX must have heard of the September 17 AT&T
    power-outage which crashed New York City. Belt-and-suspenders,
    this generator. Very telco.