Tuesday, 10 June 2008

It's in the detail

Just one letter...a single letter typed carelessly and not checked carefully...and the whole e-mail comes bouncing back. 'Fatal error'. 'Unknown'. It was only ONE letter - but the information in that e-mail never arrived. At least, not that time. When the "h" was changed to a "b" all was well and off it went. Perhaps I should be grateful that it was returned with its 'fatal error' or I'd never have known that the information hadn't been received...
Technology is a useful tool - but subject to human limitations.
The other explanation might be that my spectacles need to be changed!

1 comment:

Ian Poulton said...

Now, one letter out in the ancient church could have led to schism and war - what was it homoousios and homoiousios?