How big is the Internet?

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Wed Aug 14 22:50:46 UTC 2013

On 8/14/2013 10:31 AM, Anthony Williams wrote:
>   One segment is the number of people on the planet with a mobile device
> that can connect to the Internet? Throw in laptops, workstations,
> servers, routers, toasters, etc and the number starts to get pretty big.
>   The NSA will need some more hard drives.  lol
> ** Of the 6 billion cell phones in use, only around 1.1 billion of them
> are mobile-broadband devices. **

Do "we" (meaning y'all) even know the edges look like?

My elderly crackberry does internetish stuff like email and browsing and 
file transfers when there is no wiffy in sight.

So it either speaks TCP/IP with the towers (it might, I have no clue), 
or there is non-TCP/IP fabric in the skirts.

Requiescas in pace o email           Two identifying characteristics
                                         of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio      Infallibility, and the ability to
                                         learn from their mistakes.
                                           (Adapted from Stephen Pinker)

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