Is the Internet Over? by John C. Dvorak

It’s old, vulnerable, and overloaded. Yeah, the Net has its problems, but the thing is, it works: I used to joke around about shutting down the Internet so that its protocols and basic architecture could be rewritten from scratch. I was semiserious. More recently, Elton John, who apparently can’t use a computer, said the Net should be shut down for five years so that the arts can flourish. Okay, whatever. Myself and Elton John aside, we’re actually now seeing serious initiatives that may result in the closing of the Internet as we know it.,1895,2173717,00.asp

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