Daily Archives: November 23, 2006

http://www.amazon.co–Connection Reset

Well, as the entire internet attempted to purchase an Xbox 360 for $100, amazon.com drops off the face of the internet as the collective frantic click refreshes act like a Distributed Denial of Service attack.

Gotta love the fact that they just made $100,000 in less than thirty seconds with one thousand units available at that price. Kinda scary when you think about it.

Update: I’m not convinced that this deal ever existed, in both a philosophical and quantum mechanics sense. It’s like Schrodinger’s cat, except it would be described in the following manner:

On the internet, there is a deal for an Xbox 360 for $100. This deal is only available at a certain hour on a certain day. You go to the page and refresh it at the appointed time. At that moment, you are locked in the quantum state wherein the deal exists and does not exist simultaneously.


I never observed a page that showed me its availability at that price, so, outside of my frame of reference, the $100 Xbox 360 never existed.