ARPANET Design Goal (circa very early 1970s)
'A Brief History of the Internet' - "...ARPANET [the Great-Granddaddy of the Internet] ...capability to withstand losses of large portions of the underlying networks. ..."
Hey kids. You're doing it wrong. Unless you believe that such outages are acceptable. But the evidence suggests that: No, such outages are not acceptable. Find somebody with long hair and a grey beard, and hire them to design your network.