Francis Bacon, Three Studies of the Human Head, 1953. Taken from Fiacci L (2017) Bacon. Cologne: Taschen, p. 72. Words mine. When we learned that Zoom went down in many places around the globe on 25 August we interpreted it in two ways: gosh, had it happened a week before our Baconian techno-worries would be met; or, had the conference’s smooth running that the participants’ enthusiasm overheated Zoom?