The Internet & our hobby
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Fri Oct 23 17:02:06 CDT 2015
> Early internet systems--I'm not sure where to draw the line between
> Usenet, ARPANet and Internet [...]
I would say that the Internet was the collection of hosts/networks
supporting (and assuming) more-or-less[%] real-time host-to-host
[%] RFC 1149, anyone? :-)
Thus, a host on dialup UUCP, even if the call is nailed up, doesn't
Of course, I am hardly an authority in this regard.
> When I added email Internet communication, I used a package for
> Windows called UUPC, which was pretty much a UUCP clone. Others
> simply signed up to a service, such as Compuserve.
Indeed. And, for a significant time, I too could mostly get mail to
and from the Internet, but I would not say that any of the computers I
routinely used during that time were on the Internet. (For those with
pathalias data from back then, mcgill-vision was my home site....)
> The Internet is not the World-Wide-Web.
_So_ true. It really annoys me when an organization advertises
Internet connectivity and actually delivers half-assed crippled
Web-only connectivity. (I've given serious thought to building an
IP-over-HTTP transport just to deal with them.)
> I do miss the web-less Internet in some respects.
Oh, man, so do I. So do I.
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