The 5-minute self-contained excerpt shows by example how an interruption during typing a telegram results in an error costing a stock broker $2200. The telegram should have read "BUY ONE OCTOBER TWO DECEMBER ..." but was transmitted as "BUY ONOCTOBER TWO ..." The receiving operator simply thought a space was omitted and corrected it to read "BUY ON OCTOBER TWO ...". She should have had her supervisor check the transmitting message. Written by
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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. This version is an excerpt with an uncredited piano music score and runs 5 minutes. See more