Less than two weeks ago, the Guardian migrated to Google Apps and stopped using traditional in-house e-mail servers. The Guardian is just one of several newspapers that has migrated to Google Apps (newspapers will save money wherever they can).  They were all left in the dark by another Gmail meltdown today.  It's been a problem that has occurred too frequently at Google.   It underscores the need for cloud data to be available offline.   A big effort is underway on this but cloud computing is still showing some immaturity.