NYTimes.com Homepage Down (And Back Up)

The main page of the New York Times, and other section fronts on the newspaper’s site, were down for about 40 minutes tonight. There has been no explanation from the media company, although its official Twitter account tweeted both acknowledgement of the downtime and an alert of the return to full service.


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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