The State of the Art blog was down briefly this afternoon due to the power outage in San Francisco. The blogging software we and thousands of other bloggers use, TypePad, comes from a San Francisco company called Six Apart. The affected area, caled SOMA for South of Market, happens to be at the epicenter of American Internet commerce, and where companies such as Craigslist, Yelp and others call home. Incidentally, just last week New York had a similar explosion, caused by rainwater hitting a steam pipe, that could cost area businesses millions of dollars. In any event, if you have trouble commenting just ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org.