Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Fall of the Internet

Passing through a computer section at a big box retailer, I overheard a startling conversation. Apparently there's a closely guarded secret about the Internet. There are only 8 web servers in the world and that hackers are close to bringing them down. The result would be world chaos!

I'm glad if a sales associate knows the difference between WXGA screen resolution and WXGA+. Here, the fellow knew secrets that could affect the whole world and was taking company time to warn customers.

Thought you should know, constant readers :)
Conspiracy Theories
Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
How do you prove a misguided belief wrong? Any facts you present will be derided as false. I walked away.

There probably are some vulnerabilities. For example, it takes 24 hours for a new domain name to start working. If that process were disrupted, then there could be problems. But there must be backups. Right?

Maybe the information came from the most credible source like a blog. Maybe it's true.

Regardless, I thought it best to post. While I still can :)

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