When I started this journal in late June, I got account #210,624. The other day I came across a new journal with a number over 323,000. I'm not too good with statistics, but this seems to indicate that LJ will be doubling in size in a bit over every three months. If this continues, there will be over a million of us sometime early next year. True, many journals seem to have been abandoned, and many others are infrequently updated, but this rate of growth still portends an incredible increase in demand for bandwidth. Where the hell is it coming from? I can understand the popularity of the site; I think it has the best assortment of features of any weblog. But I worry that Brad and the guys will never be able to keep up with the demands placed on them by this growth. Today, I was unable to log on for several hours, even in the client. Sometimes I get the feeling we've all hopped on a Tokyo commuter train at rush hour. Maybe we need pushers to cram us all in.