So at this Pew Trusts conference, the words internet voting came up a lot, or a lot more than either Mike or I expected. On this note, I want to post two interesting articles about the Internet from the Economist’s Technology Quarterly.
The first article notes that the tubing of the Internet — the bandwidth — is becoming clogged because we are all using video over internet services more and more. (For those of you who remember the first pentium computers, remember how jazzed you were that you could look at a 2 inch by 2 inch video clip that was about 10 seconds long?) The story is pretty interesting because of the clash regarding whether we have a problem or not.
The second article is about cyber warfare. Given the concerns that critics of Internet voting have about cyber security — and of foreign countries attacking internet systems, this story is a must read!