Monday, August 21, 2006

Amazon is Down!

It looks like the site has been down for at least 10 minutes now. This is something I have seen out of many web sites, but never out of Amazon.

Any time I see something like this, I start to wonder if they've been hacked. The interesting part is that a 10 minute downtime can cost that company literally thousands of dollars of revenue!

We're sorry!
An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we're already working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly.
If you were trying to make a purchase, please check Your Account to confirm that the order was placed.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Update: about 15 minutes of downtime, and it's back up, albeit slow and still reporting errors when you search for some things.