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From the web: “A cascading failure is a failure in a system of interconnected parts in which the failure of a part can trigger the failure of successive parts. Such a failure may happen in many types of systems, including power transmission, computer networking, finance and bridges. Cascading failures usually begin when one part of the system fails.”
Not dramatic enough. Cascading snafus is much more satisfying terminology. My computer’s embedded webcam is bust. Bought something on eBay which proved incompatible with my system. Thanks to an AWESOME acquaintance, who’d probably never forgive me if I name her, I now have a functional webcam. I have a back-up on order after my superbly-tech-savvy bloodhound-on-the-scent super-shopper 15-year-old son found me a back-up – not due until April 10 at minimum. I’m pulling together a makeshift green screen with green Science Fair posterboard, green bed sheets, tape and balsa wood because Zoom refuses to admit it can get along without one. Poor folk at Home Depot are so overwhelmed even a pick-up order of balsa wood is now several hours late. Go to put together my photography backdrop stand – which I use to hold my banner at home remodeling shows – and now it’s bust. So off to Amazon again. But at least the replacement comes with a real green screen – not till April 22!
Virtual will be a reality. Along with much cursing, wailing and gnashing of teeth.