Amazon.com went down today, but cloud services not affected

As I’m writing this, amazon.com is down.  It’s not just me, others are twittering about it. I can’t remember the last time a major site like Amazon going down. It’s been down for a while. Amazon’s cloud services seem to be working just fine, however, as my Amazon S3 account is still accessible. It can’t be good for Bezos’ push into cloud computing if his anchor site is down.

Update: @ 3.35pm EDT it looks like amazon.com is back up.  I wonder if we’ll get an explanation on the downtime.