My, it's been almost a year since the last time Internet collapse was predicted, and here it is again:
If an attack or disaster destroyed the major nodes of the internet, the network itself could begin to unravel, warn the scientists who carried out the simulations.
The virtual attacks showed that the net would keep going in major cities, but outlying areas and smaller towns would gradually be cut off.
The researchers warn that the net has become more vulnerable as it has become more commercialised and key net cables are concentrated in the hands of fewer organisations.
Risk of internet collapse rising BBC News Tuesday, 26 November, 2002, 16:42 GMT
The article correctly says that the Internet as a whole will not collapse, but there may be disconnections.