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Black Holes of the Internet

June 11, 2007

This is cool.  Apparently at any given point up to ten percent of the internet is unreachable from other points of the internet.

I think what is most fascinating about this story is that there are people researching the internet.  I had never even thought about the backbone of this thing I use rather frequently.  I think for many people the internet is a mystical tool that allows us to see through our screen into this alternate universe of information.  A tool that also allows us to look into other people’s lives, and to communicate with those we watch.  A tool that appears to be much more faulty than I had ever imagined.

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