SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: Style Issues [Web]
RE: SIGIA-L: Style Issues [Web]
From: Geoff Yates (GYates_at_LIFESERV.COM)
Date: Fri Mar 01 2002 - 18:07:42 EST
I have attempted twice to remove myself from this list through the site and
have been unsuccessful. Can someone please let me know how I go about
getting taken off the list.
From: Nancy Sims [mailto:nsims_at_umich.edu]
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 4:35 PM
To: Saffer, Dan
Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: Style Issues [Web]
"Saffer, Dan" wrote:
> Christopher Fahey's however, is another ball of wax.
>> <snip>As far as I know the Internet *is* TCP/IP, a very specific network
>> communication technology upon which a lot of other technologies are
>> built (such as email, HTTP, and FTP).</snip>
> I agree that TCP/IP is a particular technology/protocol, and have no issue
> with capitalizing it, either as itself or as an acronym. But I believe
> TCP/IP is not the internet, just a protocol/technology the internet uses,
> the same way that radios are built on transistors and computers on
> silicon chips. To put it another way, TCP/IP are the latest
> version of the dashes and dots ("marks" I think they are called in
> telegraph terminology) of telegraph communication. Extremely
> sophisticated dashes and dots, but similar nonetheless.
Regardless of what you believe, the fact remains that the technical,
original definition of the word Internet, refers to a discrete,
definable network of computers (that grew out of Arpanet).
The Jargon File defines it very well, if my previous citation was too
dense a read -
TCP/IP is not the internet, it's true - other protocols exist and are
used in internet communications. It sounds to me like you're talking
about internet technologies in general, but there is an object called
the Internet under there, too!
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