Wednesday, September 02, 2009
I experienced the Gmail outage here in NYC yesterday. I agree with several pundits that there was no easy way to tell what was going on. Had to go to a number of social sources and ask my colleagues, invoking the time-honored diagnosis chain to find out it was not just me. In other contexts this could have been crucial. Longest Gmail outage I can remember and an eye-opening experience regarding Google reliability.