It was the computer’s fault

Kansas City man mistaken for alleged 9/11 terrorist – Apr 22, 2004

It’s things like *this* that make me drive, rather than fly, whenever possible. It’s the main reason I drove to St. Louis this week. And it’s the main reason that I will drive to Atlanta next month. The level of gross incompetence required for this sort of thing to happen, is one thing, but the enormous machinery behind this, and the fact that nobody knows how to fix the problem, is yet another indication – as if we needed one – that the “security” infrastructure is irremediably broken.