[e2e] Internet "architecture"

John Day jeanjour at comcast.net
Mon Apr 15 06:00:22 PDT 2013

Well, I am more a Frank Lloyd Wright fan myself.  ;-)

At 7:17 AM +0100 4/15/13, Jon Crowcroft wrote:
>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 
><<mailto:jeanjour at comcast.net>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,
>At 4:35 PM -0400 4/14/13, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > From: Jon Crowcroft 
><<mailto:jon.crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk>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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