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Re: Verizon Public Policy on Netflix
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:54:09 -0400 (EDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Owen DeLong" <owen () delong com>

My cells all operate as a single cohesive system with an actual
central control (one brain).

Nope; not really.  Look up autonomic nervious system; your body makes
*wide* use of distributed processing.

Human bodies which do not have that property suffer badly from it.

All of them, then, I guess.

There is no central brain managing what we call "THE internet" and my
point isn't that INTERNETs don't exist, it's that there's no
particular one you can point to and call it "THE internet".

I can point to any jack that is part of it, and say it's "The Internet"
(note, please, capitalization) and be describing it accurately.

This is not an issue of engineering; it's one of nomenclature and

-- jra
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