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Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Friday, June 27, 2008

We live once. Why do we leave so many tell-tale signs? - Part III: Net Debris

Just read a news item that the World will run out of Internet addresses by 2010. What does that mean? There are 4.3 billion addresses now. (700 million still available for allocation). A whole new Internet protocol IPv6 will offer 340 trillion-trillion-trillion new addresses (to get an idea of the number: this figure outnumbers the 'grains of sands on the world's beaches').
A good percent of this must contribute to (what I call) Net debris - Expired domains (till they get a new avatar), web pages with poor usability, decades-old e-mail archives, and God forbid - older posts of this blog, over time, :).
To illustrate
- www.koneruhumpy.com may have once been a protal for our very own International Grandmaster.
- I remember looking up information relating to Indian Government's VAT in vatguru.com.
- look at www.aditya-mukherjee.com
Such sites seem to have moved on, resold, recycled, and reused, so I should be happy, right?
For further reading:
Web addresses to become diverse

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Blogger Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Yeah....I guess even I've contributed to this net debris by creating those e-mail id's that I don't use. I wish I could give them up for someone else to put to good use

28 June, 2008  
Blogger Indrani said...

Good thought Lakshmi
and thanks for the eye opener Swarna.

28 June, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Lakshmi, Indrani, lessons for all of us!

28 June, 2008  

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