internet

There's trouble brewing at the Mozilla Foundation, the makers of everyone's favorite web browser: Firefox. I can't say what's going on (that is, I'm totally speculating here), but lately there have been a number of clues that something is just not right in zilla-land.

Every once in a while, a discussion about switching the Internet to IPv6 shows up somewhere. It's usually the same story about how on some date the world will run out of IP addresses, and the Internet will come crashing to a halt. Generally, these stories get it right because we really are running out of IP addresses. Unfortunately, switching to IPv6 is not simple at all, and it has nothing to do with technical reasons.