Sunday, September 01, 2002

Finally for today, the PRO 1901 Census web site made it back online - some 8 months after it first went live. Someone at the hosting company told me this week that he had data that showed 40 million people had tried to access it on the first day (back in January). That's an amazing number - for any web site, let alone a government one! This has been a complex project with a lot of issues to resolve and, even now, there are restrictions on how many people can access the web site so that the folks at PRO can see how it performs and do some more tuning. Getting this online has been an impressive feat. If 40 million people try again and it works, then all the work will have been worthwhile.

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