Now you Know Who to Blame

Who’s the culprit for the end of the Internet as we know it? Why Vint Cerf, of course:

The world is running out of IPv4 addresses, forcing the adoption of a new generation of Internet protocols, IPv6, to keep the Internet running. Whose bright idea was that?

“It’s my fault,” confessed Vint Cerf, godfather of the Internet.

Vint correctly points out that the Internet was meant to be an experimental system. The trouble is that the experiment never ended. TCP/IP were supposed to be replaced by OSI protocols, but that didn’t happen for a number of mainly political reasons. See John Day’s “Patterns in Network Architecture” for the gory details.