Over the years, I’ve read a bunch of incredibly interesting computer stories. Perhaps they should be called computer horror stories? This is highly recommended reading:
- Unix Recovery Legend
- VAXen, My Children, Just Don’t Belong In Some Places
- The case of the 500-mile email
They involve different levels of problems and different approaches to solving them, but they have one thing in common: they’re awesome!
One good story is missing from this list because I can’t recall too many details – it involved raised floor tiles in a server room somewhere. Perhaps I’ll find it some day!