Getting Out the Message

Like most wars, it was fought largely by teenagers. There were triumphant victories, shattering defeats, questionable acts in the heat of battle and tears for fallen comrades. Then, as the fighting dragged on: criticism at home, disillusionment and finally despair. "I am saddened by the outcome of this all," declared prOphet, a one-time American war hero turned pacifist. Blasting his comrades for calling the enemy "gooks and worse," he delivered a 21st century soldier's eulogy to peace, love and understanding: "Just drop this already — on both sides."

The first superpower cyberwar lasted nine days. By its end, more than 2,000 websites...

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