A follow up to yesterday’s billing incident.
Everybody should have been refunded by now, and DreamHost has promised to do their best to take care of any incurred fee from your bank or credit card company.
I can belive how out of line some of the comments on DreamHost’s two blogs are – but no, Josh is not to blame for the sub-prime crisis and no, this is not the worst typing error in history:
- Typing Error Causes $225M Loss at Tokyo Stock Exchange
A typing error caused Mizuho Securities to lose at least 27 billion yen ($225 million) on a stock trade in December 2005. The trouble began when a trader tried to sell 610,000 shares at 1 yen (less than a penny) apiece instead of 1 share of 610,000 yen ($5,041).
- Typing error causes nuclear scare
The Sudanese government had a nasty shock in March 2005, when it read on a US Congress website that the Americans had conducted nuclear tests in the country. The report should have said Sedan, a test site in the US state of Nevada.
- Human error caused loss of Mars orbiter
Failure to convert English measures to metric values caused the loss of the $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter, when the spacecraft smashed into the planet instead of reaching orbit in September 1999.