This very surprised-looking man is Paul Kane:
Paul is the proud owner of a key that can shut down the Internet.
Basically, Paul is in charge of making sure our lives as we know them don’t fall apart.
Here’s a picture of Paul pretending to push an ominous-looking big red ‘RESET’ button (because apparently the man who can trigger our civilisation’s demise is a bit of a joker):
So… I don’t know if anyone else knows this, but there are seven people in the world who hold keys to the Internet. Paul is one of them. Let me repeat that: The Internet has keys. And seven regular people are just walking around with those keys on their keychains or jangling in their pockets, like it’s no big deal.
I did not know this. Did anyone else know this?
Can the Internet actually be switched on and off with keys? Will the world descend into terrifying mayhem if Sharon from Minnesota accidentally leaves her key in a McDonalds?
I’m trying to get my head around it this. I don’t really understand complicated computer thingies/gizmos/wizbangmabobs but here’s what I’ve managed to piece together so far: