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xnera ([personal profile] xnera) wrote2007-01-03 09:16 pm
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I was bored while waiting for my mom to call in and check on me (I ended up calling her instead), so I was reading my friends list. Specifically, my LJ Stuff filter. And on that filter I saw this post on [livejournal.com profile] suggestions, and upon reading the comments, was amused by this comment posted by [livejournal.com profile] idonotlikepeas (who has one of the best usernames EVER), and, being bored, wandered over to his journal and read the recent entries, which included this one, featuring the meme below.

I felt the need to explain because while I am familiar with !peas from reading the various lj_support communities, I haven't actually exchanged comments with him, I don't think. I feel a bit stalkerish, which makes me feel silly, because DUH, this is the World Wide Web, and following interesting links to end up on random pages is what it's all about.

And actually, I've been pondering a bit about the WWW lately. I suppose it's from a bit of nostalgia invoked by running linux at home--I first heard about and played with linux when I was in college, back when I first got on the Internet, and at the time the WWW was just a baby. Telnet and Gopher and Archie and Finger and Usenet were more commonly used. And I'm sure those protocols/apps were around for a long time before I started using the Internet, but it was really only five years, tops (if that!) before the HTTP became the dominating proctocol (excluding email). So it felt like a quick change to me. Anyway, I was thinking recently that the WWW has been around for quite a while now, and it still pretty much owns the Internet. So I started wondering what other protocols were out there, and if the WWW would ever be replaced. I'm sure it will be, but it probably has a lot of staying power. It's scalable, and easy to use, and probably lots of other things I'm forgetting about. As for current protocols... well, there's email, HTTP, instant messaging, Usenet (yes, it's still out there)... telnet is still used, but not nearly as much as when I was in college. And I'm sure there's plenty other protocols that aren't coming to mind right now. Might be interesting to read up on them.

Huh. I managed to make this post have content after all.

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Heh, I'm 100% honest! I like that. If only that were actually true. [livejournal.com profile] xnera (rot13'd, of course) can mean "genuine", so it's not like this statistic is a total fabrication... but there's no way I reach 100% honestability (yes, i made that word up. it sounded right) in my day-to-day life.

I feel chatty tonight. It's nice.