Silly Google-reader outage explanation

This afternoon we experienced a brief outage, during which about half our users seemed to lose their subscriptions.

Fair enough, it was only temporary, but wait here’s the reason:

This can happen when one of the many complex systems that power Google Reader experiences a glitch.

No kidding, a glitch! And I was sure it was going to be a bug or a gremlin! That has to be one of the most redundant sentences ever.

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