from the taking-a-breather dept
Around 10:30 am this morning, Amazon.com seemed to have disappeared from the internet
, popping up a "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" message, which suggests a rather catastrophic failure. The fact that it's been doing that for about an hour now, and there still hasn't even been a "sorry we're down" type message to replace it certainly can't be a good sign. Other parts of Amazon's business do
appear to be working (I was able to login to my Amazon s3 account, for example), but still, this doesn't seem like the type of Friday that Amazon was probably expecting. Update
: Amusingly, Amazon is referring to this as an "unplanned event."
Why, that makes it sound fun!