The Internet & our hobby
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Oct 23 12:06:35 CDT 2015
> From: Johnny Billquist
> not going to try and contradict what you wrote.
Right, I wasn't meaning to imply what you said was incorrect, just giving a
little more detail on what was a murky and complicated process.
> I suspect it's because people now assume that "Internet" was always
Define "the Internet"! :-) If one describes it as 'the large collection of
interoperating networks speaking TCP/IP', then that statement _is_ correct!
If one instead uses a broader definition, something like 'computer networks
in general' (pulling in things like Usenet), then, no, it's not correct.
I'm _not_ trying to say that there is only one, correct, definition of 'the
Internet' - but various statements about 'the Internet' may or may not be
accurate, depending on which definition is used.
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