"Hello, This is the Government, We're Not In Right Now..."
I keep finding things.Interactive Week reported back on 9-17 that if you were looking forofficial information in the immediate aftermath of September 11, well,you didn't find any.
And the FBI wants toset up a handful of nodes through whichall internet traffic will flow, making it easier to perform surveillance. Well, that should effectively solve the "problem" of how smoothly the 'net worked after the destruction of so much of its infrastructure in lower Manhattan.
Look, J. Edgar, the wholeideaof the internet is that it isdecentralized, making it virtually invulnerable to attack. E-mail was about the only thing thatdidwork in New York for those few days in mid-September. Do you really want to fool with that?