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[ih] inter-network communication history

On 11/6/2019 1:48 PM, Jack Haverty wrote:
> So the definition of "Internet" would be in terms of computers talking
> to other computers, and being able to talk to all other computers, once
> the appropriate interconnections (gateways/routers) and software were
> put in place

I think this is quite a good, concise and comprehensive statement of the 
underlying technical work that created both the current, packet-level 
capability and the term.

My earlier point was that there is also a user-level use of the term 
that pertains to application level interoperability.  It re-purposes the 
term Internet to refer to that level (and that history).

And there's a lot more of folk using the latter perspective than the 


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking