As hundreds of journalists from around the world converged on General Motors’ headquarters in Detroit yesterday, some of them received an unusual surprise. One wireless Internet router at GM’s Renaissance Center had been reprogrammed to add the work “sucks” after every mention of Chrysler, Ford, Honda, or Toyota on a web page.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the router was reprogrammed by a subcontractor who though it would be a funny prank. He confessed to adding software to insert the word “sucks”, and GM was able to rectify the problem. Officials at the Renaissance Center, however, were not amused.
“These guys are learning the definition of sucks,” GM spokesman Selim Bingol told the Journal.
Source: The Wall Street Journal