Monday, December 14, 2009

Attention grabbing hysterical headline "What if the Internet breaks?"

Hmmm.....looks like desperate attention grabbing to me.
There's so much redundancy that any disruption would likely last no more than a couple of days. Onsite spares, backups, offsite replication to disaster recovery would take a huge, concerted, international effort to bring the internet down. If the entire internet were unavailable for any reason, then we'd have more important things to worry about, like immediate survival, because IMHO an event of that magnitude would be a global disaster like we've never seen. Think nuclear war, pandemic, enormous asteroid strike, supervolcano eruption, zombie apocalypse or your end-of-world scenario of choice. Here's the article for info:

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