I looks like flickr too a sizable hit to their storage array today, as this picture shows they are at least making a fun game out of their troubles:
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This is going to be one of the problems with the whole Web2.0 movement going forward, what happens when the service you count on for your application is down or just disappears off the planet. It makes you wonder how many people have built this into their plans, there are lots of companies such as here, here, or here that would have major issues if Google Maps disappeared one day. Interesting topic in today’s Web2.0 society. At least it looks like the static.flickr.com links are still working for most photos, but still an interesting topic none the less.