PlayStation Network Still Down After Sustaining Injuries Last Week

That’s some serious collateral damage. The PlayStation Network, which was attacked by hackers, has now been offline for five days, with no end in sight. A spokesperson on its blog wrote today: “I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.” The network, which provides PlayStation 3 users with downloadable games, movies and TV shows, originally thought it would be operational again over the weekend.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work