from the seeing-things-helps-to-understand-them dept.
winterbc writes "Prolexic has a report on Zombie infections that bring a visual representation of a DDoS attack. Besides being a rather cool picture, it brings to mind a possible future of personal computing. I would love to see a real-time picture of my 'net connections as my desktop picture, allowing me to change my 'net habits based on what I see. For example, I can download new images from the OPTE Project and set my desktop that way, but a more individual pathway highlighted with my favorite color could happen someday. My point is that while DDoS are painfully ubiquitous today, tomorrow visual mapping in real-time could be a path to the source of the problem."
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.