7 Failures Everybody Needs to Have (Only Once)
Nobody likes to crash and burn. Some meltdowns, however, wise us up to new possibilities. Columnist Leigh Newman reveals the most illuminating.
2. The Photo of Nicolas Cage Failure
Everyone who's ever had a computer has had a Nicolas Cage Failure. Your version may have gone like this: You forwarded the gossipy email to the exact friend who should have never, ever read it. Or: You sent out a group invite to a fundraiser without using a bcc, thus making 300 people's most private address public. Or: You were this woman, who sent that photo of Nicolas Cage to a potential boss instead of her résumé
. Whoops! Thankfully, this is the kind of mishap that only needs to happen once, because after that first awful flub, you will learn to revere the send button. By revere, I mean, you will consider the awesome power of that electronic tool before placing your cursor on top of it and hurtling your message into the world.