What a fragile thing the internet is

  Forum Editor 16:52 01 Feb 08
  anskyber 16:55 01 Feb 08

It certainly is.

Odd that there should have been two occurrences in short time though.

  Forum Editor 16:57 01 Feb 08

Give it a few hours and a conspiracy theorist will tell us whose fault it was.

  Earthsea 17:19 01 Feb 08

Certainly shows the limitations of packet switching.

  Snec 23:23 01 Feb 08

On this occasion, FE, I'm not saying. You wouldn't believe me in any case.

  lisa02 23:29 01 Feb 08

Interesting and probably why I haven't heard from my friend in Egypt.

  rdave13 23:45 01 Feb 08

That's life surely? Here today and gone tomorrow. Nothing is in-vulnerable or immortal. So it will be repaired. Funnily enough the world didn't stop.

  Forum Editor 09:07 02 Feb 08

No, the world didn't stop, but businesses increasingly rely heavily on the internet, and when it goes down in a major way there are serious financial implications for some companies. These cable breaks affected 70% of the nationwide internet network in Egypt on Wednesday, while India suffered up to 60% disruption.

That's a significant problem, and if it happened here there would be quite a fuss.

  Simsy 09:35 02 Feb 08

at the moment, and we're getting reports of a third one being damaged! Though it may be that it is one next to the first one, so the original "one" was, in fact "two"

We shall see soon, no doubt!



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