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Re: [tlug] Testing

On 8 September 2012 17:00, Lyle H Saxon <> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 12:19 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:
>> Lyle H Saxon writes:
>>  > It's occurred to me that since this was put on the Internet, people
>>  > are much more reluctant to post.
>> ??  It's long been on the Internet.  And I don't recall people ever
>> being reluctant to post; it's more like a lot of the frequent posters
>> have moved away and their connection to the group has weakened as they
>> find other connections.
> Hi Steve.  Whatever.  I can count on you to disagree with whatever I say. ;)

Well, for me the TLUG list has been on the Internet since !994, when it began.
It became available on the **WWW** later, but we pedantic old-timers don't
go along with this conflating of "Internet" and "WWW". Any purist will tell you
the Internet is the underlying network of semi-autonomous networks sharing
a common network layer protocol (IP), transport and control protocols (TCP, UDP,
ICMP, etc.) and a raft of application-layer protocols, some of which
(HTTP, etc.)
are used to drive the WWW.

Calling the WWW "the Internet" is a bit like calling the automobile
"the road transport
network." (This is battle I gave up on years ago. Now I can hear my
90-yo mother-in-law
talking about "looking xxx up on the Internet" without  flinching.)


Jim Breen
Adjunct Snr Research Fellow, Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University

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