Weekend Gedankenexperiment - The Kill Switch

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 00:38:37 CST 2011


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On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:34 PM, Martin Millnert <millnert at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> 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
> increases.
>

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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 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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