This is incredibly frustrating. For all of us who depend upon MSN, Skype, email and the net in general – ie, everyone – a breach in the network is simply unacceptable. It has led to a complete breakdown in business and showed us all how dependent we are on reliable networks. Even my HTML editor is crashing now when I try to switch to design mode – apparently having to call up the server to show images is too taxing for the program.
Ideally this travesty will lead the lords of the internet to design some kind of effective backup system. Until then, we can only wait here in e-purgatory.