Intro to Networked Collaboration

Internet cables under water

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/21/internet-cable-cut

For anyone still watching, this is a very good article to read. It relates a bit to the vulnerability of the Internet and global communications. We should all be conscious of how these back-bones work, so that we can track status and continuing investment in them.  One hundred years ago, people were ecstatic about railroads, and then highways. And, today we have run out of money to fix them! Now, we’ve got another network to care for and sustain and we each need to be responsible to make sure that happens!

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December 22, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. It goes to show that even the most digital of systems rely on the mechanical. What would be an alternative to underwater cables? Satellites? But laser communications can be affected by bad weather, cloud cover. Radio signals can’t carry the amount of data needed. I’m sure there are great minds thinking of solutions. Thanks for the link, Brett.

    Comment by nancyajones | January 8, 2009 | Reply


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