Onion headline comes true: "The Entire Internet Has Crashed"
Jul 25, 2007 12:00 AM
Yesterday six consecutive power failures took out a single hosting / colocation facility in San Francisco
-- and half of "Web 2.0" with it. The affected sites included LiveJournal, Typepad, Craigslist and Technorati. (Here in Manhattan, where sciam.com's servers are located, we're vulnerable to exactly the same thing -- and you know how reliable power is around here
This is one of the hazards of hosting your entire business in one physical location. You'd think a network originally designed to survive a nuclear attack through redundancy
would inspire its users, decades hence, to follow suit
, but we h. sapiens are a bit thick at times.
Naturally, The Onion had the story months ago
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