Yes, the media was having some fun with it, but it was still a national problem. I spent a few hours in our ramp tower in CVG today and they were having problems getting some flights out, especially to BOS, BWI, ATL, and ORD, who were all getting hit the hardest.
Apparently the system that was down is named NADIN. Do any of you ATC aficionados know anything about this system? What's NADIN stand for? What is the system's function?