Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Ca By cb.list6 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 03:43:33 UTC 2014


On Jul 18, 2014 5:55 PM, "Jay Ashworth" <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at 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.
>

Yes.

> > Human bodies which do not have that property suffer badly from it.
>
> All of them, then, I guess.
>

This is why most of us cannot stop cancer by willing the cells to stop
dividing.

> > 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
> taxonomy.
>
> Cheers,
> -- jra
> --
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