Peter Kafka

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No, You Weren’t Alone: Apple’s iCloud Stumbled at Launch

If you tried using Apple’s new iCloud service in the last two days and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working, you weren’t alone: The service has gone through a series of opening day(s) hiccups.

Apple has helpfully documented them in a new status page, which you may want to bookmark. By Apple’s count, the service has had five foul-ups big enough to warrant an advisory since the system launched October 12.

The good news: Apple says iCloud has been okay as of 5:37 am ET today.


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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