Getting back to my post about how the economies of the Western world almost slid into oblivion based on an Excel coding error:

Paul Krugman led off his excellent piece with the following paragraph:

“In this age of information, math errors can lead to disaster. NASA’s Mars Orbiter crashed because engineers forgot to convert to metric measurements; JPMorgan Chase’s “London Whale” venture went bad in part because modelers divided by a sum instead of an average.

So, did an Excel coding error destroy the economies of the Western world?” [italics — and glee — added]

You bet your sweet bippy, it did!

Now, back I go thinking of irritating but fun interruptions for my staff.

— Mr. Pointy-Haired Boss