Scoble thinks so:
I believe the Web became such a success because it was a single app
that did so much. I was a BBS, then Prodigy, then AOL, then
CompuServe, then came to the Web in 1995, so pretty early on
(certainly not first, but certainly before 99.9% of people got on).
He's wrong. The Internet is a service. Applications are built
on top of the infrastructure provided by the Internet. The
Internet helps to deliver the World Wide Web, E-Mail, Newsgroups,
Instant Messaging, and so much more.
AOL isn't an app either. It's a service. AOL is a service
provider--at least in this context. AOL is also a big evil media company, but that's a side
I know he knows better, but this bugs me in the same way that
people who say "My Internet is down!" do. They really mean "My
Internet connection is down!" but don't know it.
Posted by jzawodn at July 14, 2003 10:13 PM
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