June 29, 2007
Can the Internet Be Saved?
Citing spam, viruses, and unreliable connections, scientists plan a 'moon shot': reinventing the whole thing
Larry L. Peterson is lost in the Net. Trying to send a packet of information from Brooklyn to Princeton, he has run into a glitch. It's an important glitch, because Mr. Peterson, chairman of Princeton University's computer-science department, is trying to send a packet that many would consider rather vital: himself.
"I have a really hard time finding my way around here,"