Logic Bomb

Wired Magazine, among others, is reporting on what could have been quite the piece of cyber vandalism -- a disgruntled employee at Fannie Mae planted a logic bomb (a malicious piece of software code designed to delete data, crash servers, etc.). Wired reports that
[The logic bomb] would have decimated all 4,000 servers at the company, causing millions of dollars in damage and shutting down Fannie Mae for a least a week
When I first saw the headline, I thought this was a political act -- attacking Fannie Mae for their role in the housing market meltdown. Alas, it was simply that Rajendrasinh Babubha Makwana
was furious at being fired and was trying to get back at his employers. (Allegedly. This is an indictment, not a conviction).

There's a longer bleakonmy post here about good and bad ways to fire folks -- ethical responsibilities of employers and employees. Time is short today, though, so I wanted to ask -- when you line up the images of --
  • an economy based on debt
  • angry middle and working class men
  • large corporations
  • bombs
-- what do you get? That's right, you get the climax of Fight Club... Darn you, Edward Norton! If you hadn't stopped the revolution then, we wouldn't be in this mess now!

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