I arrived home a little earlier, and while writing my first paper for my last class before obtaining my master’s degree, I decided to check out Emigrant Direct’s new website. There has been a lot of talk over on an earlier entry about how many have not been able to access the website and have been locked out.
However, I was able to log in with the access code I received in the mail without any problem. The new interface looks much better, and I see I’m easily able to add more subaccounts and more linked outside accounts for electronic deposits and withdrawals.
Sometime this week, I will test these features. At first look, this is a great improvement. Huzzah and kudos! Yes, they could have planned better and avoided today’s full day of downtime that has been widely reported. I hope there were no emergencies with customers needing to make withdrawals immediately. This is another reminder that we humans are constantly increasing our reliance on technology, and technology is run by fallable humans.
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Late Night Update (3:30 am): Emigrant Direct’s website seems to be down again.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published July 25, 2006.