Oh, the human reliance on technology -- we're already so dependent on a small number of products made by a tiny number of companies that when one of them goes down, it feels like the whole world has come to a screeching halt.
Today, that product is Slack, the giant team messaging app that many companies -- including us here at CNET -- use to communicate with each other. (.)
Tomorrow, it might be Facebook, or Twitter or something else.
This is the reason why email still exists, folks. Or, you know, ears and mouths.
a other times Slack has caused us to do some navel-gazing by virtue of an outage. There have been others, and there will be more.
Update, 11:39 a.m. PT: Looks like Slack is back up. We're no longer seeing many reports that it's down -- though Slack the company says "we may not be out of the woods yet."
Update, 11:55 a.m. PT: We're all clear now.
Previous times we've published this (almost) exact post:
August 16, 2018
Other notable Slack outages: