There is a lot to be said about the relation human/technology with regards to different issues of society, such as storms and major disasters, but there is another story to be told about the technical basis of all of these interrelationships that I study : how do bits and dots arrive where they should, to enable humans to connect ? Voilà a nice exemple.
"In each of these examples, the automatic fail-overs that kept international Internet traffic flowing seamlessly was due entirely to excellent engineering, provisioning and configuration on the part of these providers. So even with the loss of a core hub as critical as New York City, the continued flow of Internet traffic is a testament to the skill and hard work of the network engineers at these and other Internet providers. Congratulations on a job well done!"