13 October 2007

BBC News Goes Offline; A Lightbulb Goes On

I too noticed that Auntie was off making the tea, yesterday:

For several hours on Thursday afternoon, the front page of the BBC News website was slow to respond, sometimes displaying error messages. Other sections of the site were also affected at various times during the afternoon.

It's a rare event and it caused some comment on technical websites, and also theories about what might have happened - was the BBC changing its webserving providers? Was it a redesign problem? Was it "computer gods punishing us for iPlayer"?

Ah, self-knowledge is a wonderful thing.

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