The Dog Ate My Homework

November 13th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

Econintersect: There was no "What We Read Today" for 13 November 2014. The post was prepared for publication and saved in the working file as we do every day.  It had been prepared over several hours period of time and saved frequently, following our established process.  There were some unusual occurrences during the preparation time period yesterday but they were corrected by additional "saves" to keep the latest file up to date.  When it was time to transfer from the working file to the publication file for the day's article, we found that the working file had been reset to the condition 24 hours earlier.  Click Read more >> to learn more about the homework eating dog.


Follow up:

There was a major Microsoft Windows update applied to the system involved during the time period in question.  It was observed to download and install but the time was not recorded so just how the abnormal events correlated with the system update is not known.  So our current conclusion is conjecture at this point.

The dog that ate our homework might be known by the name "Microsoft".

Please let us know if you see that dog with any evidence of "digital paper" around its mouth, on it's fur or in its stool.  We'd like to complain to that dog's owner if we can find any indication of complicity.


In the meantime we will find a way to keep back-ups of our homework in a house not accessible to the dog named "Microsoft" to try to avoid a repeat lost homework experience.  And if there is some other homework-eating dog involved perhaps the extra duplication back-up will cause his presence to be revealed.

John Lounsbury

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