Though they don't know sh*t about the internet, the sad fact is each one of those TV anchors make enough money to feed hundreds of geeks. Bryant Gumbel made 5 millions a year back 2000s. Katie Couric makes 15 millions a year!
That's America to you, dumb f**ks usually get pay more! And I am not just talking about celebrities and athletes (which are the extreme cases), but also management executives in corporates as well.
It's funny you bring up Internet definition at this time, Tam. Because pretty soon the news reporters will need to study the new definition of the Internet. Let's train them on the definition of IP first, starting with binary mathematics. XD
Also, let's hope that we still do have an internet in the future.
IANA allocated the last two /8 address blocks available via the RIR request procedures to APNIC on 31 January 2011. As of 1 February 2011 only five blocks remain.
In accord with ICANN policies, IANA must now proceed to allocate one /8 to each RIR, exhausting IANA. It is widely expected this will happen on a ceremony and press conference on February 3, 2011. This has been confirmed by anonymous sources.
Upon exhaustion, end-to-end connectivity as required by specific applications, will not be universally available over the IPv4 internet. A new internet is set up using IPv6 addresses. However, IPv6 hosts can not directly communicate with IPv4 hosts, and have to communicate using special gateway services. There are many reliability, security, configuration implications of running an exhausted and dual protocol internet. The demand for IPv6 is expected to ramp up to pervasiveness over three to four years, and is not an easy transition, according to _____ of APNIC.