They pulled a BIFF


  I was wondering if anyone has heard of the following term. I
received it as a notification of an outtage from a vendor :

At 5:35 CST, October 19, 1998 our AT&T backbone had 23 T-3's cut by a
contractor. This caused a massive BIFF (Backhoe Induced Fiber Failure).

Sure ... it's a term commonly used to describe a SNAPU.
(Situation Normal, All Ploughed Up)