Re: The worst thing about this outage...
I wonder how many more productive hours were done at work, school, ... as a result.
Well there was answer on the kids part. for the productive hours at work... probably a bit less and people got up and gathered around the coffee machine (or tea or whatever) and whined while swapping all the gossip verbally and repeating it to the late ones showing up instead of typing it once and copying all their friends.
Then again, many may have just sat there staring into space not knowing what to do.