You think it’s chaos when the internet goes down in your office? Try the internet going down in your whole country. That's what happened in Sweden this Monday. According to the Daily Telegraph, “The internet connection for the whole of Sweden went down for almost an hour when routine maintenance broke every single .se address.”
I bet the office IT departments there were going nuts. Every single IT worker was getting harassed with phone calls from every single person in every single office in the whole country. I wonder if that’s the first thing on IT’s internet connectivity troubleshooting checklist: “1.) Make sure internet isn’t down in whole f'ing country.”
If that happened in the United States, it would be worse than the subprime mortgage crisis. They'd call it The Great Internet Outage of 2009 and make October 12th a national holiday. Luckily, the web breakdown in Sweden had no impact in the United States unless you were assembling a complicated piece of furniture and you lost the instructions.