This is the notice you'll see when you go to the Library of Congress website. I'm not an internet expert or anything, but I'm pretty sure websites stay on the internet even when the people who operate them aren't at work. They didn't shut down the servers, or we wouldn't even see this. So, their system is still on, and yet, they decided to make all the work they've done up until yesterday unavailable. Why would they do that? To prove a point? Anyone get it..?
And think about this: the people who operate the Library of Congress website made this landing page instead of performing their regular duties. And, someone told them to do it. This is what they all did yesterday. Do you think there was at least one person there who said, "You know, I can just put a note at the top of the page that says something like, 'Nothing will be updated during the shutdown, but please enjoy all our hard work.'" And someone actually told them, "Nope, make it so no one can see anything."
I imagine it would be like arguing with some old person about how they don't need to say "www dot" before they say their website.
"It would just stay there, everything, it would still be right there. We just wouldn't be updating anything, but everything that's there now, would still be there. Like when we have a holiday. Remember Christmas, we were all gone? The website, still there."
'But it's a shutdown..."
Oh well, I guess we're just lucky we're not deemed unessential, like those damn park rangers. GET A REAL JOB! Just kidding; I'm sure park rangers do important stuff sometimes. Probably.
For fun, see if the notice is still there.