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Re: [tlug] Testing

On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Jim Breen <> wrote:
> 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.

> 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.)

Yeah, okay, but what I meant was when I joined, it was an e-mail-based
newsletter and some years back it was dumped out into the
anybody-can-see-anything/everything- anytime-anywhere zone.  At least
I *thought* it was strictly e-mail based when I joined.  Has it been
in ACSAEAAZ all along?


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