Thursday, June 28, 2007

A good 'ole server crash

Right now the head of the Unity08 third party is on the Colbert Report. Their website has crashed before the interview has ended.

I cannot remember the last time that there was a crash like this. Those of us who (vaguely) remember the Internet before the dot bomb might recall that websites used to crash regularly after being featured on television. Now websites are shown on screen at least every few minutes and it is not as big of a deal. Even websites featured in superbowl commercials often do not draw much lasting attention. The job of crashing servers has now shifted to Digg and Slashdot.

Although the crash of the Unity08 server is probably due to server management issues more than massive popularity, it makes me a bit nostalgic. It also goes to show the power of Colbert and his legion of nerdy fans, that we needed any more proof.

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