Mission Critical Systems

24 October 2003

Last night, Claire ordered a pizza online from Papa John's. I had been in a rather bad mood, but I found myself incredibly amused when I arrived at Papa John's and the pizza was there and ready. I know internet pizza is just so 1999, but for some reason it just seems like a really high expectation of which the local pizza chain could fall disappointingly short.

The weird thing is that I don't question the building of mission critical systems and trusting computers to reliably do other very important things. Timely food delivery just doesn't seem possible. I'm not sure what I perceive to be missing. Maybe I just don't trust the people on the receiving end to understand the stream of 0s and 1s that represent my hunger and deepest needs.


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