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Re: Who wants to be in charge of the Internet today?
on Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 11:23:44AM -0700, [email protected] wrote: > The users have an expectation that their "access to the Internet" > works like a utility. When you say the "power is shut off" you don't > expect to expand on whether the power grid in your state had a > cascading failure but people on the other coast still have power and > when your "water supply is shut off" does not mean that all the people > in the world can't get a drop. > > It just means that her "Internet is off" and as far as she is > concerned the whole Internet/Power/Water supply might as well be "off" Yep. I eventually just trained myself into hearing "my Internet access" when I heard "the Internet" from someone who doesn't know what the Internet is. e.g., s/Is the Internet down?/Is my Internet access down?/ YMMV, Steve -- hesketh.com/inc. v: +1(919)834-2552 f: +1(919)834-2553 w: http://hesketh.com/ antispam news, solutions for sendmail, exim, postfix: http://enemieslist.com/ rambling, amusements, edifications and suchlike: http://interrupt-driven.com/