Discussion: This article lists and summarizes what it considers the “Top 10 Internet Blunders”. The list includes seemingly trivial blunders, like not including “//” after “http://” in the design of internet addresses, to a Cornell student designing the Internet’s first “worm” virus. Some of the screw-ups are comical, like the BBC mistaking a cab driver for an IT-expert and putting him in a studio discussion, and some are a little more worrisome. Regardless of the event, there are lessons to be learned though these past mistakes involving the internet.
Date: August 2011
- Which “blunder” do you think should be ranked number one?
- Of these 10 mistakes, how many still need to be remedied today? Are these “blunders” still issues that we are currently dealing with?