Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cyberspace and the Real World

A ship off the coast of Egypt accidentally cut a cable in the middle of a storm, and a third of Asia is cut off of the Internet. Since many companies that offer online services in the United States actually aren't, they're in India, the outage seems to be causing problems there, also.

What was that story they told us about ARPA-Net, and the Internet being the accidental invention of a group of American security types who were trying to create an American military communications system that would be unaffected even by a Soviet nuclear attack? Does that ring a bell with any of you?

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