July 18, 2008
Researchers Rebuild Their Effort to Rebuild the Internet
Reinventing the Internet isn't easy. Researchers working on a federally supported effort to design a replacement recently had to go back to the drawing board. They now think the best way to do it is to try several "best ways" instead of searching for just one — and to invite help from social scientists rather than just self-described computer geeks.
The current global computer network, born at colleges and at corporate and military research laboratories, was never intended