America Offline: Part 2

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad: America Online is suffering another blackout. No one is sure when it started or when the online service will be operational again. Callers to America Online technical support are greeted by the following message:

"America Online is experiencing technical difficulties that may affect your connection to our service. If you are unable to connect right now, please try connecting in an hour. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you, and thank you for your patience."

Patience is a virtue all AOL users must have: the service has gone through the ringer in recent days, with brown-outs, customer lawsuits, and users who can't get online at peak hours

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