On Sunday, China crashed a satellite onto the moon. We are left to wonder on the Panopticonic why of it.
Yesterday, Chesley B. Sullenberger III, 57, saved 155 passengers as he crash-landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. In the midst of panic after his engines ingested a flock of waterfowl, and with no subsequent engine power, Sullenberger made the prescient choice to ditch in the water instead of hoping to glide to Teterboro airport in New Jersey.
She said, “sorry” — he said, “pardon?” — as the airplane crashed.
Well that was ugly.
Today at 4:40pm Eastern we experienced a wholesale loss of services from Media Temple, my expensive hosting provider, and that complete and total failure of redundant website hosting, FTP, email and everything else that I am virtually made of demonstrates just how awful and tender and fragile technology is on the internet and how poor planning can come around and chomp even a good company on the behind.