ARE THEY KIDDING ME? DON'T THEY HAVE ANY REMOTELY INTELLIGENT ADVISORS IN THE WHITE HOUSE THESE DAYS? I THOUGHT PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS TECH SAVVY!
Okay, I got that off my chest. [see later post
For those who came late to the party, here's how to think of the "Internet Kill Switch." Substitute "Internet" for any of these:
- National highway system
- National airspace
- Nationwide broadcast system
have an "Internet Kill Switch" for the same reason you can't have a "Starbucks Kill Switch." The things being controlled are thoroughly distributed and they operate independently.
Yes, the President can always declare a "Starbucks Emergency" and demand shutdown of all Starbucks (and Caribou and Dunn Brothers and other caffiene chains, to be fair). But there's no real control over such things. Someone won't get the word, or they'll ignore it.