- File Size: 987 KB
- Print Length: 189 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 21, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009FLCJ8G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,126,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Broken Web The Coming Collapse of the Internet Kindle Edition
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As someone who has worked in the "Internet industry" from wire closets to programming; I feel qualified to say that Ure's forecast is dead on. The one area he may have given short shrift is the fact that the actual wire and silicon backbone that makes up the "Internet" is dying because it has been used longer than it was built for and it was, in many cases, "jerry-rigged" to begin with. The physical wiring of the net is growing older with each passing day and the money, namely tax dollars, to replace that hardware, just isn't there.Read more ›
With a background that runs the gamut from living on a sailboat in the pacific northwest to raising goats on a ranch in Texas; and with a skill set that includes expertise in radio electronics and long wave financial analysis, his unique experiences translate into a fascinating report on the current state of the Internet and the inevitable future of the same.
Having followed Georges work on his web sites, (urbansurvival.com & peoplenomics.com), I had an idea what I was in for in terms of the style of the book; a healthy dose of facts and a view of what the future may bring based upon possible outcomes of the current state of things.
As a network security consultant by day, and extra class ham radio operator and emergency services volunteer in my *spare* time I had my own views on the potential for the inevitable failure of the Internet as we have come to know it, but "Broken Web" opened my eyes to some things I had not previously thought about.
This is not a gloom and doomer shouting that the sky is falling; it is a sober and well thought out discussion of the inevitability of systematic failure which will be caused by one or more breakdowns of the underpinnings of a house of cards built on sand. It covers economic, social, and technical aspects of the webs status in a fresh and yet matter of fact way.
Balancing just enough technical facts with social commentary this is a must read for anyone who uses a cell phone, or the Internet. Oh wait... that's everyone. And that's part of the point. What will the future look like? Get a copy of "Broken Web" and you'll have a better idea than most of what is on the horizon.
Seriously great book and the explanations of the technical issues were well presented so that anyone can understand that it isnt magic that makes all of these complicated systems work but many many separate sections that all must work perfectly in conjucntion with each other.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a fan of George Ure's and read his Urban Survival post everyday he posts. It was not clear to me before I bought this that it is aimed at people who work on the web in some... Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Sherlyn M Lampe
this book is a great read about what is coming. i have followed george since about 2000 and he has been incredibly accurate in his observations and predictions all these years. Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by veteran
So well written and informative without resorting to sensationalism. My only disappointment is that this book is available only in e-book format. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by RedSoxGirl
It is an unfortunate psychological reality that people have trouble preparing for anything that they do not want to happen, as if this will somehow prevent these events from... Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Richard Lamm
Broken Web by George Ure maintains an easy to read, light hearted style while developing a serious topic. A great balancing act. Most important ... Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by S. Mahler
For several years now I have been a frequent visitor to George Ure's web site URBAN SURVIVAL and I must admit I do not follow everything he is talking about because I am... Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by Carol in Texas