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The U.S. Census Records will be released online a few days from now. Millions of genealogists are anxiously awaiting these records. I am going to make a prediction: these records will not be available as quickly and easily as everyone had hoped – unless the cloud is working exceptionally well.
Admittedly, one factor may prove my prediction wrong.
The records are scheduled to appear online at 9 AM Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, April 2, 2012. At five seconds past 9 AM Eastern Daylight Time, several million genealogists are going to click on a mouse to view records. What always happens when millions of users simultaneously click on a web site? The web server crashes.
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