December 01, 2003
A traceroute portrait of the Interweb

I find the idea of a British scientist using the word "cool" uproarious. But said British scientist also provides a fair critique of the cartographer's method, saying "He apparently maps outward from one point, which means the map is incomplete since by definition you can't see routes that don't go to you."

Posted by tmonkey at December 01, 2003 12:18 AM

I imagine one thing to do would be to find where, say, Saturation is on the map, save those coordinates, and then follow a "weather report" on the larger map (right now it takes a day to generate, but I imagine a year down the road it will be a screensaver that updates itself every hour) showing us where pockets of activity are forming. I imagine we will have skies perpetuially greyed by huge porn clouds and spammer storms.

Posted by: tmonkey on December 1, 2003 01:50 AM

get coding, that's a million dollar idea

Posted by: dbrown on December 1, 2003 08:44 AM
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