Can we repair a net that is full of holes?
Here's a thought to ponder on a cold January morning: the internet is broken. Not in the sense that emails are not getting through or web pages are refusing to load, but that the system's architecture is no longer adequate for the pressures to which it is now being subjected.
Some symptoms are already visible and acute: in the way spam clogs the arteries of the system; in the increasing malevolence of malware - viruses, worms and trojans, which cause untold havoc; in the flakiness and unreliability of certain types of applications (streaming video, for example), and in the increasing insecurity of data transmitted or stored online. The Observer | Business | John Naugton:
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