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July 05, 2003

Slashdot knocks country off-line

Good thing Glenn Reynolds is on vacation. An Instalanche could be a problem for Niue:

Could the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue have been knocked off the Internet by a surge of online interest following a post on the information technology news site, Slashdot.org?

According to an online media report, a posting this week on a favourite news site of Internet aficionados, Slashdot, about Niue's recent launch of the world's first free-of-charge nationwide WiFi (wireless) Internet access service had caused so many people to log onto the island's server that it made it unworkable.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 5, 2003 01:20 PM