The clarion call heard across cyberspace these past few days has been as urgent in its tone as it has been dramatic in its delivery: "Save the Internet!" And for once, it's nearly impossible for anyone to exaggerate the grave danger that threatens to plunge our modern networked world into the disconnected dark ages.
When I began my internship at EchoDitto in May, I never would have thought a Hackathon could be a good thing. It sounded illicit and dangerous. I pictured a group of hackers getting together and breaking down firewalls to access data. Why would any group plan an event like this?
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