A Single Network Card Caused CenturyLink’s Nationwide Outage

Outlet: Government Technology

Government Technology: Computer scientists borrowed the term “Sorcerer’s Apprentice Syndrome” to describe what happens when a part of a network sends out “packets” of bad information that then get replicated and sent out over and over, said Craig Partridge, chair of the computer science department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a member of the Internet Hall of Fame.