Not a good day for businesses and computers

New York Stock Exchange

Although not as serious as the “flash crash” back in 2011, today is not looking good for computers and businesses. First, we had United facing glitches with its computers, causing many travelers to be stranded.

Then, just about an hour ago, the New York Stock Exchange has halted trading due to technical, computer-related problems. For more on this, just go to:

All this raises questions about whether we as a society have become too reliant on computers and technology. It’s frightening to think that something as simple as a glitch can shut things down completely at huge entities such as United and NYSE.