For a few hours this morning, Google itself was not working properly. The problem, as so happens with computers, was traced back to one silly mistake: in an update to potential malware sites, “the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs” (Mayer). The problem lasted only an hour or two, but I’m glad I wasn’t trying to do a Google search this morning. Google being down . . . that’s like finding out that your dad doesn’t know everything.
Mayer, Marissa. ” ‘This site may harm your computer’ on every search result?!?!” http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-site-may-harm-your-computer-on.html . Accessed Jan 31, 2009..