Why bookmark mirror sites?

The original purpose of mirror sites was to avoid regional bandwidth bottlenecks.

Even though this rationale may be obsolete in many parts of the world, we recommend that you

bookmark some of the mirror sites even if you are located in the U.S.

This way you will avoid the occasional brief disruption caused by the rare but inevitable downtimes of the main ToC server.
Last updated August 5, 2005.