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Cartoon: Cloud Computing

There’s a panicky voice inside me that wonders, whenever the power is knocked out for more than a minute or so, if this is it: the failure of the grid, the fall of civilization, the end of all things. And then the lights come back on, and it’s all fine again.

The weekend’s six-hour Amazon S3 outage caught a lot of people by surprise, including more than a few blogs and web apps who rely on it. Sure, it was just a momentary glitch. But whenever something big and supposedly rock-solid has a hiccup, it chips away just a little of your confidence…

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