Technology can be wonderful, but (thunder crashes across the sky, rain lashes against a creaking window, lightning illuminates the shadowy figure of a hideous ghoul typing at a laptop) it can also be terrifying.
It can lead to all kinds of gaffes, goofs, slip-ups and blunders that can ruin lives, bring down corporations and unleash the undead from their eternal slumber. Well, OK, not quite. But it can be fairly ghoulish.
In the days creeping up to Halloween, V3 rooted through its spiderweb-covered crypt to unearth some of the most hair-raising and bone-chilling moments that can befall those working in the wicked world of IT.
Don't have nightmares, folks.
10. Losing your connectivity
If there's one thing we all take for granted in our frantic, modern 21st century lives, it's non-stop connectivity to mobile phone networks and the internet.
In fact, it must be the bane of many a horror writer that it's increasingly difficult to create a justifiable reason why the attractive teenagers have no mobile signal to call for help from the deranged killer on their heels. So, RIM's latest outage must have been a godsend:
"Quick, Cindy. Call the sheriff for help."
"I would, but my BlackBerry has no connectivity!"
"Damn you, Mike Lazaridis! Damn you Jim Balsillie!"
Some outraged users have even gone as far as filing lawsuits against the hapless Canadian smartphone maker, although V3 thinks this is a slight over-reaction.
In fact, instead of going for Mike Lazaridis' jugular like a pack of flesh-eating zombies, maybe we should enjoy the all-too-brief calm afforded by the interruption.
In fact, maybe the internet should take a holiday once in a while - we could all do with the time off, or is that too horrible a prospect?
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