Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sat Jul 19 00:54:09 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at>

> 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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