WWW is not the Internet!

Try to stay with me here, former AOL users.

The World Wide Web is not the Internet.

The World Wide Web (what a dumb name) runs ON the Internet.

If the DNS system shut down today the Internet would still exist and would work fine.

Apps aren’t killing the Internet and they’re not killing the web either.

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7 Responses to WWW is not the Internet!

  1. Bubblehead Les says:

    So what brought this about? Details, man, we need details!

  2. Linoge says:

    Well, with IPv6 chugging along, it might be fair to say that the internet would shut down with the DNS servers, since no one will be able to remember where the hell they were going! 😉

  3. Matt says:

    I think it may be overstating the case to assert that the internet would work “fine” if DNS died. (Is the DDN NIC still distributing a master hosts file? Does the DDN NIC itself even still exist? I honestly don’t know the answer to either, but will bet that even if a master hosts file is still technically out there somewhere, it’s not very up to date, and certainly not comprehensive in any way.)

    Your main point is right on, though. But the inclusion of that tidbit makes me even more curious than I’d otherwise be about what prompted the post in the first place. 🙂

  4. alan says:

    An article was wailing about the end of the world wide web at the hands of the evil Apple Apps.

    ZOMG! CHANGE!!!!

    I seem to recall Gopher fans whining about Mosaic too so nothing is new.

  5. Old NFO says:

    Lets go back to the days before DNS… lot less traffic 🙂

  6. Borepatch says:

    No loss losing DNS. Real Men® use IP addresses.

    In hex.

  7. DaddyBear says:

    Real Men use the bloody telephone and read a damn newspaper. You kids and your Interwebs and tubes full of dits and dots running all over the country. Get off my lawn!

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