I'm seeing it too, and there's lots of "discussion" (if that's the word) about it on Twitter as well.
It's likely we'll learn eventually what the problem was. Hard to guess about it, though.
7:21 pm on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)
On my end it seems like it's back up but running very slowly. What's strange is I know people at Google and they know nothing about what's going on right now and they usually know EVERYTHING that's going on!
7:33 pm on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)
nevermind, I see they got hacked (at least their DNS). I'm sure they're on it...
7:55 pm on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)
Google is trying to ween us off the money pit they purchased.