March 2016

Thread safe



It was my code.

Publicly, the investigators didn't blame me personally, said it was a systematic failure. But I know the game.

At the launch party we watched Glen on the big screen. The corridors were packed with employees; their families and even the general public overflowed into the marquees outside. Everyone stood silent, holding their breath as Glen took his first. A shock of surprise crossed his face, then he grinned.

"Mission control, we have mint. Minty fresh air up here in Habitat one. You guys thought of everything!"