Weekend Thoughts - 3.4.17

Image  by  Craig Loftus , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Craig Loftus, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. There was another "outage" on the Internet this week, when a typo at Amazon Web Services caused several websites to become inaccessible. There is an argument that this is what happens when one website or service hosts a large portion of sites on the Internet, which effectively weakens the entire infrastructure when an event like this happens. Since one of the major concepts behind the Internet is decentralization, events like this highlight the potential weaknesses that the modern web has to come to terms with. Reliable Internet access for all cannot be achieved if one site is hosting a majority of other websites, and distributing those hosting responsibilities to multiple services would definitely strengthen the integrity of the modern web.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.