Big Red Button

The Daily WTF is on my RSS feeds list. It’s a website devoted to remarkably dumb things done in programming and in IT generally.

Today’s post involves Take-Your-Child-To-Work Day, crucial servers, and a big, red button.

Now that I think about it, you don’t even have to read the post after that description. Nonetheless, I’ll just mention that as someone who has kids, it seems very true to life. In fairness to my children, however, I should mention that they don’t casually visit destruction on my computers.

Well, not recently anyway.

One thought on “Big Red Button”

  1. At Cornerstone when we had the VAX /VMS system for the whole campus, the Business and Computer building (which housed the VAX) had Big Red Buttons all over the place, in almost every room. They were about 6′ 5″ off the floor though, so it was unlikely that anyone would accidentally hit it.

    I don’t think it was ever used, but it was cool to see them there. :)

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