Friday, February 1, 2008
Internet Service Disrupted
At least for a while, the World Wide Web wasn't so worldwide. Two cables that carry internet traffic deep under the Mediterranean Sea snapped, disrupting service Thursday across a swath of Asia and the Middle East. India took one of the biggest hits, and the damage from its Internet. One analyst called it a "wake up call" and another cautioned that no one was immune. Can you even begin to imagine what would happen here in the U.S. if we had to go without the Internet for a while? It would be a disaster.