Stop the presses. The New York Times's website is down. For the first time (in what seems like forever) the Gray Lady's web site, nytimes.com, has gone down, shutting down one major way people get news and depriving good people of today's dining section. An elaborate hack? A harmless glitch? We've contacted The Times to get the word. Here's one eyewitness to the crash:
@tmcgev Like, the whole site froze up, and it kept playing the damn audio even after I forced closed the tab— Andrew Rice (@riceid) August 14, 2013
If you are in desperate need of The Times, there is slight hope. Times tech blogger Jenna Wortham points out that the mobile version is still accessible:
Hm. The mothership is down but the NYT mobile app seems to be fully functional...— Jenna Wortham ♥ (@jennydeluxe) August 14, 2013
Remain calm folks, there's always this version.
Update 11:45 a.m. The New York Times is down, and The New York Times is on it, tweets staffer Patrick LaForge. Dining section fans, hang in there.
The @nytimes site is indeed down. Problem is being fixed.— Patrick LaForge, NYT (@palafo) August 14, 2013
Update 11:50 a.m. Yes, The New York Times site was even down for the almighty Drudge Report, which is linking, in vain, to this story about the Clinton Foundation.