MONK: Our web server just crashed, in a big way. We were featured in ApostropheColon, and we just couldn’t handle the traffic.

ALEX: “ApostropheColon?”

MONK: Yeah, it’s a Linux news site. One of our marketing people put a white paper on our site listing how Nifty Doorways 5.0 was superior to Linux in every conceivable fashion… and ApostropheColon put a hyperlink to the page on their site. Next thing we know, hundreds of thousands of angry Linux users are flooding our site, and our web server buckles under the pressure.

MONK: They call it the “Hypercolonic Effect.”

ALEX: That, I did not need to know.

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