What is the most catastrophic mistake made by an intern at a tech company?
Former interns at at Facebook, Microsoft and AIG fess up about the disasters they caused on Quora, a wonderful question-and-answer web site.
3. It was my second year in university and I worked for a local ISP as a junior system administrator. I typed “poweroff” on a wrong server and shut down the core router of our city-wide network, so that our whole banking infrastructure was down for 30+ min.
6. This intern’s confession is brief: “Plugging out the main server in order to plug in my phone charger.”