Weekend Gedankenexperiment - The Kill Switch

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Fri Feb 4 20:49:07 CST 2011


On 2/4/2011 8:25 PM, Ken Chase wrote:
> However, shutting the internet down (you know, when they press the
> magic button that makes my telebit trailblazer no longer able to do
> UUCP) would instantly create a market for services more robust/localized/
> culturally-customized than those that suddenly go missing on that day.
> (wonder if anyone has contingency plans in the wings waiting for such
> an event).

Eh, We'd all rub our eyes, see the light creeping under the door, and 
actually go and see what's going on outside. :)

Except the HAM operators. They don't need the Internet to stay inside.


Jack




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