Slack, the wildly-popular chat system that's replacing email in newsrooms and companies around the world, is down. I have doubts about the comma usage in that sentence but I have no one to discuss it with; without Slack all men are truly islands, or at least small dinghies being relentlessly battered into pieces by the endless troll-army that is Modern Twitter.
There is a think piece here about the nature of internet infrastructure and the inherent stupidity of everyone picking the same small vendor for their enterprise communication tools, but look, let's just take this moment to look up and maybe tell another human a joke that doesn't involve a sarcastic hashtag or having a chatbot fetch an image macro of your product manager looking unhappy about feature requests.
Kill it, Lauren. Slash it.
So is everyone's Slack down? Is any journalism happening in America or the world?— nilay patel (@reckless) October 14, 2014
Slack is semi-down. Snow day!— Paul Kedrosky (@pkedrosky) October 14, 2014
I'm getting as twitchy about Slack being down as I am without Internet.— Dan Shaw (@dshaw) October 14, 2014