Since the post is pretty much dependent on having access to Amazon I'm twiddling my thumbs and half heartedly trying to get started on tomorrow's post in advance of the poll ending - while of course rushing back every five minutes to see if Amazon is now working
I can't ever remember Amazon having crashed before. It turns out that it has an amazing record for not crashing.
Apparently it's been having a bad time all day - oscillating between "sort of" OK, then the book titles disappear, then the books disappear and then I get what seems like an infinite variety of error screens. In fact I've seen more error screens while trying to access it than I knew existed. Even the screen for their outsage page disappeared at one point.
Amazon have also been very quiet about what's going on.
There is speculation about how many millions of dollars they are losing every hour. On the basis of their turnover, the current estimate is that they lose $1.75million for every hour they're offline
It's supposedly now fixed - but if that's the case I'd like to know where are all the books on my information sites!
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