13 October 2005


The EU is threatening to destroy the internet if they aren't given some level of control over DNS. Now, the internet as we know it isn't held together with duct tape, like certain EU, Brazilian, Arabian, and Chinese politicians would like the world to believe. Instead, it is a conscious decision on their parts to purposefully break the internet, with the purpose of creating their own versions within their respective domains. Regardless of their intentions, we should take this opportunity to create our own version for ourselves - the Intarweb!

Now, why would we want to make things worse by developing our own network? So that we can name it Intarweb, of course. Assuming that the EU doesn't do something entirely stupid in setting up their own personal DNS servers, it shouldn't be too difficult to set up a system with notations for accessing urls outside the Intarweb. Oh, and we can set things up the way we want. For instance, connecting to the Intarweb would imply that you are a staunch supporter of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

So, who's with me?


slackwench said...

May I repost this on Badideas (with credit, of course)?

jlc said...

Now, the internet as we know it isn't held together with duct tape
Right, that's what the Perl scripts are for :)

osmodion said...

Yes, you most certainly may.

farniks said...

Of course, but only as long as we don't go mainstream. The Intarweb has, and always must remain an elite cult. Flying Spaghetti Monsterism is our alternative theory to Intelligent Design, since there's no way Bush can disprove it, and I also thought we were going to form a band of pirates as part of our activism against global warming.

osmodion said...

Arrr, matey.