Internet Blamed for World Cup Tickets Fiasco – well, whaddya know
“Three internet sites on Wednesday appeared to be at fault over the swathes of empty seats at the soccer World Cup, which has spoiled the backdrop of the sport’s most important stage.
The Japanese site, www.jawoc.or.jp, Korean site, www.2002worldcupkorea.org and the international site www.fifatickets.com appeared to be overwhelmed by the number of people trying to buy last-minute tickets.
Yahoo, the US portal that is providing the technology and support for the official site of the 2002 Fifa World Cup, said that it was not responsible for the three sites selling tickets.” [ more…]
Ahem. I hate to spoil a good story, but surely it was the clowns who set up these sites who are responsible for the fiasco — not the Net.