[e2e] Internet "architecture"

Jon Crowcroft jon.crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Apr 14 23:17:53 PDT 2013

that's pretty much how i'd use it too (having spent 30 years meeting people
who design styles of construction of living spaces, but dont often actually
build buildings, i'm stuck with the le courbusier, gaudi, foster, rogers,
gehry meaning:)

On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM, John Day <jeanjour at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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,
> John
> 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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