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AOL CELEBRATION BASH HASHED BY CRASH

News, 01 October 1997

CELEBRATIONS to mark America Online’s 10 millionth global subscriber were more than slightly marred by Cyber-Sod’s Law when a serious system crash on 19 November brought AOL’s world-wide E-mail service to a grinding halt for five hours. The knock-on effect of the crash is thought to have affected the whole global e-mail system to varying degrees. [Hubris covered in debris?]