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First POST: Parched

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, February 13 2013

The state of our Union is thirsty

When we say "fail fast," is this what we mean?

"Cyber" security

  • President Barack Obama signed his long-promised order on cybersecurity.

  • It's time to stop using the term "cyberspace", which we agree is a term invented to describe something that didn't exist when William Gibson wrote "Neuromancer," and is now used to describe a ubiquitous and well-understood global communications network. So perhaps it's no longer constructive to fantasize about "cyberspace" and "cybersecurity," and instead discuss a more pressing — and sobering — issue: The militarization, and Balkanization, of the global Internet.

  • Here's another view on why it might be time to give up "cyberspace".

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