Claremont Insider: Breaking News: Internet Crashes

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Breaking News: Internet Crashes

You may have heard about the power failure in San Francisco that caused a data storage company called 365, Inc., to shut down last week. As a result, websites like Craigslist, RedEnvelope and Technorati were offline for several hours.

The LA Times had an article about the shutdown and posed the question, "What if the Internet crashed?" We shudder to think about the consequences. We'd have to abandon the Blogosphere's digital world and step out into analoguedom and get the lives a former Claremont mayor accused us of lacking.

The Onion gives us a window into the chaos that would ensue if the Internet ever failed:

Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash