The Internet Needs a Plan B

LONG BEACH, California — Danny Hillis is one of the earliest internet users. He registered the third domain name ever, (“I thought, so many interesting names, maybe I should register a few other names? Nahh that wouldn’t be very nice.”) Clutching a gray book about an inch thick on stage, Hillis described those early days. “This is everyone who had an internet address in 1982,” Hillis told the crowd at TED 2013 on Wednesday. “It had your name, address and phone number. You were actually listed twice, because it was also indexed by internet address. We didn’t all know each other, but we all kind of trusted each other.” source

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