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Re: URL Expansion proposal

From: Adam M. Donahue <donahue@acf2.nyu.edu>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 21:16:39 -0500 (EST)
To: Israel del Rio <idelrio@abstraction.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.ULT.3.91.960114211332.960B-100000@acf2.NYU.EDU>
> Is there anything confusing in allowing companies to form phone numbers that
> can be advertised as alpha phrases? (1800-CALLHERE). C'mon, URLs are an
> *abhorrent* way to tell people they have to adapt to the computer and not
> other way around! If that makes me a reactionary, so be it.

Um, hello...  that's what a domain name is to begin with.  What lies 
behind nyu.edu, for instance, is the IP address 128.122.128.*  That's the 
"alpha phrase" (as you put it) for this IP address.  But it's better than 
that, it's also an online phone book.  I'm beginning to wonder if you're 
not technically inept, and thus frustrated because it took _you_ so long 
to grasp the idea.  Man, talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.

Adam
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