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How a computer issue shut down Delta

The system outage that left thousands of Delta Air Lines passengers around the world facing flight cancellations and delays on Monday shows how computer-dependent society has become — and airlines have to decide if their backup technologies are good enough to deal with that reality, a Canadian computer networking expert says.   

August 9, 2016  By CBC News

“We’ve kind of painted ourselves into a corner where we must rely on computer systems,” said Srinivasan Keshav, a professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo.

“[But] we have now been able to build systems which are very tolerant of losses, of parts of the system being taken down.” | READ MORE


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