Wikipedia Offline After Cables Cut

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•32 Aug 7, 2012

The popular user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia went dark for roughly two hours yesterday after fiber optic cables from its Florida data center were severed. What do you think?

  • “This is why I always back up everything on floppy disk.” ”

    Howard Bartsch –
    Occupational Therapist

  • “Thank God IMDb wasn’t down or I would’ve had nothing to prove my friends wrong with.”

    Matt Strano –
    Latex Spooler

  • “I know. I was reduced to getting my unverified information from strangers who were physically near me. It was horrible.”

    Iris Cramer –
    Highway Patrol Pilot

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