I know that many New Mandala readers consider The Nation a light-weight publication on the best of days. In a sign of the times, and perhaps an indication of the anticipated stress on its servers, it has switched (intermittently?) to a proper “lite version”: few graphics, simple format. Check it out here. Of course other sources of news are already prepared for an online meltdown. Prachatai has this nifty “slim” site to speed up access at heavy traffic times.