LinuxWorld.com: How IRC Delivered The NewsSep 14, 2001, 20:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
[ Thanks to Joe Barr for this link. ]
"The Internet failed in at least two areas this week as the world reeled from the insanity acted out in New York and Washington. On Tuesday, CNN.com and other major news sites were virtually unreachable by many. Though the sites were still active, traffic was more than they could handle. CNN.com responded by putting up a simplified, low-graphics set of pages covering the attacks that required less bandwidth and server load.
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