What a Two-Hour Google Outage in North America Looks Like

Google’s official explanation was very weird. I’m not saying a two-hour outage, even from Google, is deadly serious. But the jokey analogy to a NY-to-SF flight being re-routed to Singapore is strained — if I were on a North American flight re-routed around the world to Asia, I wouldn’t assume it was an inadvertant misconfiguration. I’d assume the pilot had gone insane.

Friday, 15 May 2009