[e2e] Internet "architecture"

John Day jeanjour at comcast.net
Sun Apr 14 15:07:07 PDT 2013

I basically use the dictionary definition of "a style of 
construction."  The important distinction being between an 
architecture and buildings built to that architecture.  (I don't 
remember what dictionary I found that in.  It was 30 years ago.)

I would say that 90% of the usage in the field refers buildings, 
rather than *architectures.*

For example, the 7-layer OSI model is a building, not an architecture.

Take care,

At 4:35 PM -0400 4/14/13, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > From: Jon Crowcroft <jon.crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk>
>     > architecure remains as hard as ever
>I'm interested to know what 'architecture' means to you both; I know what
>_I_ mean by the term, but I'm not sure the field as a whole has a consistent,
>well-understood meaning, yet.
>	Noel

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