The Internet was built to not shut down; the events in Egypt show that it may not be possible anyway.
Imagine sitting down at a public PC, surfing the Web, visiting Facebook, checking your online bank account and buying something on Amazon.com -- all without entering passwords or credit card information.
That shiny new Android phone you just bought? Yeah, it's a piece of trash. No, I'm not some Google-hating Apple fanboy. The iPhone 4 is junk, too.
Analysis: They poisoned e-mail, then they ruined search, and next spammers will taint your social networks.
Google last week acquired Phonetic Arts, which specializes in technology that transforms a recorded voice into a computer-generated voice.
Articles by Mike Elgan