[Foundation-l] One Wikipedia Per Person (regarding the distribution of and the ability to read Wikipedia)

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun May 31 19:11:21 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/5/31 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> > On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >> If it doesn't work over IP then it isn't the internet, and IP is a
> >> two-way protocol.
> >
> >
> > That might work except it isn't true.  UDP/IP is one-way.
> It's not. How can you load a webpage without being able to send GETs and
> POSTs?

HTTP uses TCP/IP, not UDP/IP.  Your comment was "If it doesn't work over IP
then it isn't the internet".  If you'd like to change that to "If it doesn't
work over TCP then it isn't the internet", fine.  But it probably wouldn't
be difficult to run the Wave protocol over UDP.  Then you could send one-way
Wave updates through a one-way satellite feed, or a one-way OTA feed.  Add
in a low-bandwidth or intermittent connection to send in the other
direction, and you can get an email account better than most people had in
1995.  Remember when BBSes used to subscribe to UUCP email?

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