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Thursday, May 28, 2015

How is this possible?

Living in the 21st century, you do expect everything to go smooth - you depend on electricity, on the computer, on the trains, ... When one of these lets down, the whole world seems to fall apart.

On Monday, I thought my computer was crashing. I could not access Facebook. But other sites worked, so I had to assume Facebook was down. It took an entire evening and night for us in Belgium, and in the morning we could use Facebook once more. Until the evening. Then it was down again. You'd expect a company like Facebook to have enough backups to protect users from a breakdown, don't you? I'm sure this will be not good for their shares.

And yesterday, all computers of Belgocontrol broke down, because they were testing the backup generators. All flights had to be cancelled and thousand of passengers had to postpone their journey - even spend a night at the airport.

How is this possible? When you depend on means as electricity and computers, it is your obligation to see to it they keep working. Governments and companies should take precautions. Of course, you can't prepare for everything, but what happened at Zaventem yesterday should not have happened.

What's your opinion?

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