Friday, March 21, 2003

Real-time War

One of the perks of working on the trading floor is the abundance of news feed coming at you: Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, CNN, SkyNews, people screaming down the desk, the rest of the internet. This makes an interesting sight - who delivers the news first. Most of the time I see the headline flash across Reuters, and then CNN and CNBC follows, then I hear people scream down the desk, "Fifteen soldiers surrendered!" It is almost like being at the front lines, real-time style.

It's not necessarily a good thing, because every time I see the headlines regarding the war, it sends chills down my spine. Could this be the war that brings the world to its unfortunate end? Only time will tell.

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