Archive for April 11th, 2001


I’m not sure how this actually happens, but the University of North Carolina physically “lost” one of their network servers, and after four years, found it fully operational located in a wall. Here is a snippet from the Techweb article explaining the incident:

Try as they might, university administrators couldn’t find the server. Working with Novell Inc., IT workers tracked it down by meticulously following cable until they literally ran into a wall. The server had been mistakenly sealed behind drywall by maintenance workers.

Please tell me this didn’t happen by accident. Now tell me what you think.