AST August 18, 2008 11:49 pm

After reading the piece, it doesn't sound all that sinister. Anybody who depends on the internet for command and control hasn't been paying attention, which is ironic, since the internet was intended to be robust in the case of some computers in the net being taken down by actual war. Ironic, as well, that the easiest means of disruption would be a DOS attack. The facts are coming out of Georgia in spite of these attacks, which may be proof that cyberwar really is virtual, in the sense that it's not real.