Slack went down for 3 hours, and coworkers had to — gasp! — talk to each other

Slack, the cloud-based communication platform that’s popular among businesses, went down for about three hours on Wednesday, and workplace pandemonium ensued.

With @SlackHQ still down, I can only communicate by phone, text, email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, GroupMe, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Now I know how my grandparents did business.

— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 27, 2018

For some workers, this prompted a horrible realization: they might have to speak actual words to their coworkers.

Meanwhile, some remote workers found themselves lost out in the metaphorical business sea.

The outage did have a bright side for some, though. Without Slack to fill up their time, workers were reaching a new level of productivity.

After a few hours, Slack was back up and running, and offices had retreated back to the familiar sound of fingers typing out messages.


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