As usual I missed the thing everyone is talking about (here in the office, and in blog-land). Thankfully I can watch it tonight as the BBC have provided the whole thing in a Real Player stream.
However it does kinda limit my participation in any discussions about it, but from what I’ve read it certainly doesn’t seem beyond the bounds of reality. Even in my personal experience there is evidence of the ‘network’ reaching breaking point. I was stuck on a train for two hours a couple of weeks ago because the train in front of ours had broken down. I spent 4 years travelling daily on trains when I was at University some 9 -10 years ago and never once experienced a delay like that.