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Re: Who wants to be in charge of the Internet today?

  • From: Steven Champeon
  • Date: Fri Jun 23 14:40:16 2006

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"


I eventually just trained myself into hearing "my Internet access" when
I heard "the Internet" from someone who doesn't know what the Internet


 s/Is the Internet down?/Is my Internet access down?/


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