strange how you get dependent on things. This morning, gmail's been out for around an hour so far, leaving me feeling oddly bereft.
Because my email goes via a forwarding service I could of course repoint it at another account if I was desparate, but I can survive.
Socialogically, I always think it's really interesting how dependent we are on what is a free service with no implied contract. We only use it because it's perceived to be reliable and because it's perceived to be reliable we're out of sorts when it doesn't ...
If it was a paid for service we'd be no better off except there would be someone to should at and provide notional compensation. Like all outages the best solution is patience - my problem is that I'm not a patient person ;-)