What if Skynet just wanted to piss us off?
March 3, 2013 7:40 AM Subscribe
posted by ChrisR (114 comments total)
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Keep Calm and Understand the Process
. The advent of algorithm-driven sales and product-on-demand delivery systems (think Cafepress, for one) can have some unexpected results when the output is not checked carefully enough.
A twitter outrage campaign
cleared up this instance of good algorithms gone bad, but mostly it appears that the outraged did not understand how it happened.
(The company itself has offered a very classy, informative, and prominently-placed apology