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Honoring the Developers[edit]

Pictures of the individuals who developed the first networking systems should be on the page. Roncon1 (talk) 15:50, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Empirical evidence that hypertext link network is scale-free[edit]

According to the other wikipedia page on scale-free networks, a network is said to be scale-free if its degree distribution obeys a power law asymptotically, that is, for a large number of nodes. The cited source by Barabasi et al does not itself give empirical verification that the hypertext link network is in fact scale-free, but actually cites other sources to get the power law exponent. I did not check the citations given in Barabasi et al to see if they did this empirical verification. My concern comes from a paper by Amaral LAN, Scala A, Barthelemy M, Stanley HE (2000). "Classes of small-world networks". PNAS. 97 (21): 11149–52. where they studied several networks and found that in practice though a network may have degree distribution obeys a power law for a moderate number of nodes, the power law becomes truncated into exponential decay when the number of nodes is large, thus no being scale-free, at least according to the asymptotic definition given on the other wikipedia page. Barabasi et al themselves write that "even for those networks for which [their degree dstribution] has an exponential tail, the degree distribution significantly deviates from a Poisson distribution" (p. 71), which worries me since the definition of scale-free in wikipedia of obeying a power law is asymptotic for a large number of nodes.

So the point is that, could a more direct reference to a line number or page number or a reference cited from Barabasi that shows that the degree distribution of both the Internet IP routing structure and hypertext links network of the World Wide Web in fact obey a power-law for large number of nodes? DesolateReality (talk) 10:16, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Statistics on 4G access not found[edit]

I went to the webapge [] on GSMA but could not find the said statistics. For instance, at [1] p. 8, it is written that the number of unique mobile subscribers in the whole world in 2016 is 4.8 billion, which is 4.8 billion/7.455 billion = 64% of the then world population. So it appears very unlikely that "as of 2016, almost 60% of the world population had access to a 4G. . . network", as written in the wikipedia article.

Could you please provide the direct statistics from the GSMA website? DesolateReality (talk) 06:19, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 May 2019[edit]

Add More clear details on how it is not equal to The web (talk) 23:57, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

You can suggest such changes here in the form of "change X to Y" – Þjarkur (talk) 00:27, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
The “world wide web,” or “the web” is defined as just the connections between devices that can view websites and the servers that make up all the websites in the internet. The “internet,” on the other hand, is defined as all the connections between every device in the world, even ones that cannot access the world wide web. The point is, there is a noticeable difference, so no merging is required between the two articles.  ⠀—‌‌  Glosome‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌  💬 02:43, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

important info missing in history section on resistance to the Internet[edit] --Espoo (talk) 15:15, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

You have a legitimate point. Unfortunately, the OSI v. Internet battle is of interest only to historians of technology. The few people with the knowledge, ability, and interest to draft an intelligent, properly sourced treatment of that issue are too busy working on their Ph.Ds. I have the knowledge and ability but not the interest. I have over a dozen more interesting topics to work on that have been backed up on average for five years, like product liability. --Coolcaesar (talk) 19:38, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Capitalization of the word Internet[edit]

It seems this article has inadvertently taken a bias in a very heated debate. I'm requesting the beginning of the article be edited to reflect this. "The Internet (portmanteau of interconnected network) or internet [citation to] is the global..."

 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:32, 6 July 2019 (UTC) 

Moore's law[edit]

Shouldn't Moore's law be mentioned and linked from the article? I noticed it suddenly vanished. While the amount of information on transistors in an article about the Internet may vary over time, I'm not sure 0% is the correct number. Was the Internet was made without any transistors and was it made possible due to the drastic fall in their cost, because that seems to be the implication? GliderMaven (talk) 16:04, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Moore's law is apparently is the doubling every 18 months of Internet bandwidth now. Who knew? Nobody, because no it isn't. GliderMaven (talk) 17:11, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

I previously added a paragraph on transistors, MOSFET scaling and Moore's law in this old version here. But User:Kbrose removed it because s/he didn't feel it was relevant to the article. So as a compromise, I tried to squeeze that paragraph down to just a single sentence. While I would prefer to go into more detail in a paragraph, I'm not quite sure if that's something Kbrose would agree with. I think we may have to reach some kind of consensus. Maestro2016 (talk) 02:24, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Also, I've changed the wording, to state that it's related to Moore's law, rather than actually being Moore's law. As explained in the cited source, Moore's law (transistor count doubling every two years) contributes to the Internet bandwidth doubling every 18 months, along with other advances in MOS technology (such as advances in laser tech and noise performance). Maestro2016 (talk) 02:31, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 August 2019[edit]

It should say "In fact, you are using the internet right now." CarelessCrasher (talk) 17:45, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: See MOS:NOTE and MOS:YOU. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 17:56, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

why — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:11, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Интернет - забор для излития души ..[edit]

Каждый изголяетца как может .. От всей души ! Со всей прытью как стремительный шлакоблок в лоб .. Или с улыбкой навсегда ! :) , или в задумчивость как Офелия - " Дождик кап, кап, кап - водичка в гроб бежит .. " ..

Жгучие лайки с селфями по углам .. 

Но сторон света шесть - север, юг, запад, восток, в космос, в землю. Поэтому уменьшаю всё шестикратно. И " всё становитца на свои места ". Без преувеличений Мир - много интереснее. (talk) 18:05, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 September 2019[edit]

Ivan LIong Wen Chiat (talk) 00:27, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

I would like to edit as I have spotted a few errors and would like to change them. .

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Cannolis (talk) 09:21, 24 September 2019 (UTC)