How big is the Internet?

Scott Weeks surfer at
Fri Aug 16 04:55:25 UTC 2013

Ok, I'll put on my flame-proof undies, have some fun 
and bite at this one...

--- sean at wrote:
From: Sean Donelan <sean at>

:: It seems odd that there are relatively good estimates 
:: for other communication networks and utilities; i.e.

:: how big is the PSTN
:: how many television or radio stations, 
:: how much freight is carried by railroads, trucks and ships.  

centralized control

:: But asking how big is the Internet [...] What so special 
:: about the Internet that it can't be measured?

Not controlled by small groups of people in positions of power.
Thus innovation flourishes.  Yay! :-)


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