YouTube and other Google services suffered an outage yesterday morning (December 14th.) Google confirmed that at 6:47 a.m. Eastern time “Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue. Services requiring users to log in experienced high error rates during this period. The authentication system issue was resolved at [7:32 a.m. Eastern] All services are now restored. We apologize to everyone affected, and we will conduct a thorough follow up review to ensure this problem cannot recur in the future.” This outage affected all of the things Google runs, including Gmail and Google Docs, and anyone that uses Google devices in their homes. That includes Joe Brown, who tweeted “I’m sitting here in the dark in my toddler’s room because the light is controlled by @Google Home. Rethinking… a lot right now.” The Google issues affected not only light controls for some, but also heat control, and many people’s alarms never went off. The tweet seemed to remind many of how much they rely on cloud technology for basic things in their everyday lives as well as their safety. The tweet seems to have many thinking about how they might consider going analog, or at least a little bit more analog, in a world that is increasingly digital.