Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Gee Twenty

I tell them what I used to do, to ask if I feel guilty. I do, somewhat, and it nags at me. When I put it out of mind, it inevitably resurfaces, like a shipwreck at low tide. It’s been eight years since I compiled a program, but the last one lived on, becoming the industry standard that seeded itself into every investment bank in the world.
I wrote the software that turned mortgages into bonds ..............

That right, the world's financial crisis can be laid at the door of a coder called Michael Osinski. He owns up in the New York Magazine.

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