Computer Crash Affects Dow Jones

American VoicesEconomytechnology ISSUE 43•09 Mar 2, 2007

A computer error fueled a panic at the already jittery New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, causing stocks to fall further. What do you think?

  • “I was fooled by the glitch and tried to sell off my portfolio, but luckily I couldn't get my broker on the phone because he shot himself in the head. Whew!”

    Robin Feil –
    Systems Analyst

  • “That's the last straw. I'm taking my money out of stocks right now and putting it toward a hot dog.”

    Jordan Dixon –
    Non-Profit Fundraiser

  • “If anyone could handle a stock-exchange computer glitch, it's those calm, composed Wall Street traders.”

    Jonathan Edgerton –
    Tour Guide

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