I checked other sites like digg.com, etc. that are hosted in San Francisco and they were up. so...I dunno what happened...but I've now stopped panic-mode and am happy again
From about 6:00 - 7:00PM Pacific Time (approximately) I couldn't reach www.cnet.com or www.news.com or bol, or download most CNET podcasts. That was strange! I jaikued about it and others around the world were experiencing the same thing I was. Anyone know what happened? Glad to see it back!