It was just a matter of time. Amazon.com’s recent Web services outage has been memorialized in a “Downfall” parody on YouTube. The parody is absolutely hilarious (see below), with the fictional Hitler (played by Bruno Ganz in the 2004 German film) railing on everything from Microsoft to cloud computing to Quora.
“You said our cloud could never go down,” rants the fictional Hitler. “Our emergency plan was in Amazon Simple Storage. This is exactly why I keep my old iomega Zip drives.”
The parody then turns to the Redmond software giant.
“I’m not going back to Microsoft. I started a new industry. A life in the cloud.”
This is some classic geek humor.