the recent snow storm here in Atlanta now known as: “Snowageddon” made me start asking myself questions like:
what happens to all our information if we lose the internet?
I mean, the internet and the entire infrastructure that keeps it working the way we like it to.
I don’t pretend to know all the answers. my eight year old already knows I’m not quite all that powerful.
but, can we lose the internet?
maybe we’ll find out, collectively, come 20102. and, maybe just any ol’ HUGE catastrophe will do the trick.
all that said, the implications are certainly ominous. what would Larry Page do (for a job, I mean [hello Troy Brown"!])?
if the lights went out, so to speak, meaning we’ve lost power, and most of the back-up (let’s assume world leaders might desire, and so, be able to keep reading Nick Milne’s blog) amongst “the cloud”, and all… we would lose our online statements, subscriptions to Macworld and have no idea who was leading the English Premiere League.
…oh, and exactly what is the vital difference between “the cloud” and the internet? and, do storms, as referenced above, affect “the cloud”, more than the plain ‘ol internet?
Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork