Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Is Data Mining Dangerous?

I've had my share of data mining mishaps, but never quite this severe...

Five Workers Trapped in Data Mining Accident
By Brian Briggs

New York, NY - Five workers were trapped in their cubicle while data mining at the research firm Thompson, Thompson and Gowhoopie. The last communication with the workers was an instant message that asked for “sandwiches from Gino's.” After that, it's believed the workers battery-back up system failed and left them without any means to contact the surface.

See the full story here.

(HT Daniele Micci-Barreca)

1 comment:

Sandro Saitta said...

Excellent! I really like the first data mining accident :-)