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Slack has suffered an outage that plunged parts of the world into conversation or less-pretty messaging platforms for a couple of hours. The horror manifested just as the United States West Coast darkened in preparation for Halloween, sending tens of thousands, including Reg operatives in San Francisco and Sydney, scrambling …

  1. jake Silver badge

    During the meanwhile ...

    ... I learned IRC nearly 30 years ago, and it hasn't gone down since.

    Email still works as a near-realtime collaboration tool, too.

    Reinventing the wheel ain't all it's cracked up to be.

    1. Joseph Haig

      Re: During the meanwhile ...

      I learned IRC nearly 30 years ago, and it hasn't gone down since.

      ... until you get a netsplit.

      For the record, I also would be happy with IRC, which does the vast majority of what people need (apart from some essential features such as giphy), but Slack is where all the cool kids are these days.

  2. Dagg
    Facepalm

    Can't happen, didn't happen

    The cloud is mother, the cloud is father.

    The cloud is perfect.

    Nothing can go wrong with the cloud.

    Everything thing should be running in the cloud.

    The cloud is the future.

    ...

    ...

    Yea, right. Where is the sarcasm icon.

    1. Oengus Silver badge

      Re: Can't happen, didn't happen

      You missed "The cloud is God"

      All hail our mighty cloud overlords.

      Another vote for the sarcasm icon.

    2. GregC

      Re: Can't happen, didn't happen

      The cloud is mother, the cloud is father.

      /me tips imaginary hat. Be seeing you!

  3. Minced Meat

    Maybe the newfangled databases underlying Slack ran into the Halloween Problem.

  4. ecofeco Silver badge

    Slack is hip?

    How is slack hip? That shit is OLD. :)

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Email? Email is a terrible collaboration tool, especially if you've used IM and have to fall back to it.

    1. hughgrection

      Yeah, especially since people are so poisoned by Outlook now that they are unable to communicate properly by E-Mail, which Outlook seems to make pretty hard with its Full Quotes and overly large, non-delimited signatures which of course must all be HTML.

  6. Stevie Silver badge

    Bah!

    This is an outrage!

    WTF is Slack?

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