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Weekend Gedankenexperiment - The Kill Switch
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On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:34 PM, Martin Millnert <millnert at gmail.com>
> Essentially, I'm not seeing the upside in assuming any state will
> always be good, forever and always. And it boils down to what's been
> discussed earlier: centralizing control of the Internet, whether
> political or technical, makes it less robust to failures and more
> prone to abuse/attack, as the value of a single point or target
In this, we completely agree.
And as an aside, governments will always believe that that they can control
the flow of information, when push comes to shove.
This has always been a hazard, and will always continue to be so.
As technologists, we need to be cognizant of that fact.
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
?Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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