Kobo, Borders had server problems over Christmas

Apparently B&N weren't the only one who forgot to plan ahead. Yesterday, a reader tipped me to the server issues that Borders had had over Christmas. This reader was still having trouble 2 days later, sadly.

Fortunately for Borders the problems weren't nearly as bad as B&N. I did some checking on twitter and only 3 people complained about Borders servers. All 3 complaints were from 25 December.  That's actually not all that bad (especially when compared to B&N).

Just to be fair I checked Twitter for complaints about Kobo and I found 7 first hand accounts (I'm ignoring the retweets and news stories). All date from 25 December.

You're probably going to read a bunch of tweets and articles this week about how Kobo's servers crashed over Christmas.  I don't think crashed is the right word.They had trouble on 1 day and were working just fine the next. That's hardly a blip, much less a crash.

BTW, I'm still seeing first hand tweets about the B&N servers still being down. Now that's a crash.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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