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Dizzying but invisible depth

Dizzying but invisible depth

You just went to the Google home page.

Simple, isn't it?

What just actually happened?

Well, when you know a bit of about how browsers work, it's not quite that simple. You've just put into play HTTP, HTML, CSS, ECMAscript, and more. Those are actually such incredibly complex technologies that they'll make any engineer dizzy if they think about them too much, and such that no single company can deal with that entire complexity.

Let's simplify.

You just connected your computer to www.google.com.

Simple, isn't it?

What just actually happened?

Well, when you know a bit about how networks work, it's not quite that simple. You've just put into play DNS, TCP, UDP, IP, Wifi, Ethernet, DOCSIS, OC, SONET, and more. Those are actually such incredibly complex technologies that they'll make any engineer dizzy if they think about them too much, and such that no single company can deal with that entire complexity.

Let's simplify.

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What does it take to kill a man?

What does it take to kill a man? A knife to the throat. Oh, how the ever helpful Mrs Simpson screamed; gurgling and choking on the blood. Oh, how she held her throat, frantically trying to stop the bleeding. Oh, how she looked at me and pleaded with her eyes. Oh, how blood slowly drained from her face as she turned pale. Oh, how she wriggled on the kitchen floor of her house. And how her skin felt, as cold as ice, when she finally stopped moving. A cold death for a cold heart.


What does it take to kill a man? A gun to the head. Oh, how the resourceful Mr Jackson, begged and begged for his life. Oh, how sweat drops formed and slided down his forehead as the minute passed. Oh, how he started to shiver when I put the gun to his head. Oh, how truthful and obedient a man becomes when his own life is on the line. Oh, how he whimpered quietly on the floor, blood oozing out of the fresh bullet hole in his head. A violent death for a violent man.


What does it take to kill a man? A …