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CNN observations

CNN's mobile Hurricane One unit isn't mobile anymore -- a pair of debris hits have totalled the car. Gary Tuchman is reporting by phone from a hotel in, I think, Gulfport, MS...

Earlier the anchor spoke of a report filed by John Zarella from New Orleans. The satellite equipment was down, but, she said, CNN had a marvelous new way to receive the report -- their "new FTP technology"...

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"It's news to us"

CNN has spent at least the past hour talking about the "Zotob" PC worm, giving it the full "CNN Breaking News" treatment as if it were a hurricane, earthquake or assassination. Why is this, you ask?

Because all of CNN's computers are down.

From what I can tell -- and I might be wrong -- it's not causing that much of a problem elsewhere. But since CNN forgot to upgrade its software, it must be major, major news...

UPDATE: On the other hand, this entry took about 20 minutes to finish posting after I clicked "save"...

UPDATE UPDATE: ...but only the usual second when I clicked "save" just now.
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