Points of view – Internet Must Get a Grip


The Net’s happy ‘Woodstock’ years are over and risk being smothered in squalor and espionage. The Internet must “get a grip” or go under.

Remember Woodstock? ‘Three days of peace and music’ on a dairy farm in upstate New York back in 1969? It was one of the most remarkable public events that has ever taken place. Essentially unplanned and unprepared, it kept half a million young people sitting in the mud over a long three-day weekend with no shelter, little food, nearly nothing in the way of sanitary facilities or first aid stations, no security to speak of and an overabundance of ‘recreational drugs.’

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