Are You Sure? (Fri.)

Subject: Are You Sure? (Fri.)
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 09:33:18 -0800 (PST)

There's never an "Are You Sure" button when you need one.

Article in the WSJ tells the story of a major Tokyo brokerage house
that will end up losing about $250 million because someone placed a
trade for a stock, where instead of buying 1 share at 610,000 yen
($5,043), he placed an order for 610,000 shares at 1 yen, and the
software had no way of stopping it.

Not only that, but on that and the resulting shareholder confusion,
the Nikkei 225 stock average dropped 2%.

Don't ya HATE that?

BTW...the stock was for a job recruiting company.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"Well, you have to know these things
when you're king, you know." -
--King Arthur of Camelot.

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