I’m sure the folks at New York Times would have preferred downtime to hit at a much quieter hour, but that’s not how things happen sometimes. Amidst the newspaper’s ongoing coverage of the events in Egypt, where a state of emergency was just declared, its website simply disappeared, with the cause being little more than “technical difficulties” – how bad those are, we’re not sure.
As CNET’s Joan E. Solsman points out, NYT-owned Boston Globe remains up, and it seems uncertain if other sites unrelated to NYT have been experiencing downtime as well (aka: those that share the same datacenter). For the sake of sanity, let’s hope this isn’t yet another breach of some sort. Whatever it is, someone’s getting blamed.