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What Would We Do If The Internet Crashed?
There’s no Plan B for what to do if the entire Net goes down. We should totally get on that.
In a recent TED talk, Danny Hillis, who just so happens to be the third person ever to register a domain name on the Internet and was around during its formative early days, pointed out something that may surprise you: If the Internet was taken out by a virus, an accident, or a deliberate, concentrated attack, we have no “plan B.” And because so many surprising services and systems rely on the Net today, much of what makes our society work could simply cease functioning…
Here’s the full story.
What would you do? 
[Image: Flickr user noii]

What Would We Do If The Internet Crashed?

There’s no Plan B for what to do if the entire Net goes down. We should totally get on that.

In a recent TED talk, Danny Hillis, who just so happens to be the third person ever to register a domain name on the Internet and was around during its formative early days, pointed out something that may surprise you: If the Internet was taken out by a virus, an accident, or a deliberate, concentrated attack, we have no “plan B.” And because so many surprising services and systems rely on the Net today, much of what makes our society work could simply cease functioning…

Here’s the full story.

What would you do? 

[Image: Flickr user noii]

The spark for what turns out to be a big idea rarely happens in solitude. But the dialogue that inspires innovation rarely looks all that world-shaking at first glance.
 Illustrations by Helen Friel.

The spark for what turns out to be a big idea rarely happens in solitude. But the dialogue that inspires innovation rarely looks all that world-shaking at first glance.

 Illustrations by Helen Friel.

Judd Apatow most recently directed This Is 40. He is also executive producer of Girls, the HBO series created by Lena Dunham, which just scooped up the Golden Globe for Best TV Series in time for the start of its second season. Dunham and Apatow tweet a lot, work a lot, and talk endlessly with each other and a recurring set of actors. We asked them to discuss, via Skype, how the heck they manage to get anything done!
Photo by Art Streiber!

Judd Apatow most recently directed This Is 40. He is also executive producer of Girls, the HBO series created by Lena Dunham, which just scooped up the Golden Globe for Best TV Series in time for the start of its second season. Dunham and Apatow tweet a lot, work a lot, and talk endlessly with each other and a recurring set of actors. We asked them to discuss, via Skype, how the heck they manage to get anything done!

Photo by Art Streiber!