The Computer Killed Them All

An oldie but a goodie:

Court officials have figured out why Hartford residents were excluded from Federal grand jury pools over the past three years: The computer that selected names thought everyone in the city was dead.

Sure, that’s from the New York Times in 1982 1992, but rest assured, I’m not 20 years behind in my newspaper reading. But I am a month behind in my Stupid History 2012 desk calendar, which explains why I’m getting to the April 20th sheet today.

UPDATE: New commenter kbiel pointed out that I had the wrong year attributed to the article. I’ve corrected it immediately.

3 Responses to “The Computer Killed Them All”

  1. kbiel Says:

    You may not be 20 years behind on your reading, but you are 10 years behind on calculating date intervals. It depresses me to say it, but 1982 was 30 years ago.

  2. kbiel Says:

    Wait, never mind. I see now that you accidentally added 10 years to the article date.

  3. The Director Says:

    You’re right, I got the date wrong. The original error took place in the 1980s, so I had that in mind, but the article is from 1992, as you noted.

    I’ve corrected the original text.