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Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about what The Internets is made of.
In a shocking reversal, Andy Balaam plays the expert as he tries to explain what the Internet is made of to Andy Cockerill, who pretends not to know.
Without doing any research at all, the pair waffle on about IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTPS and other increasingly-long acronyms without ever losing the plot at all. Andy Balaam explains over and over that the Internet is just some computers connected together by wires, and Andy Cockerill attempts with an increasing sense of futility to get him to explain what he actually means by that.The Good Robot Andys podcasts and web site by Andy Balaam and Andy Cockerill are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
3 thoughts on “s02e06 “What is the Internet made of?” – The Good Robot Andys”
Thanks for this episode which I enjoyed and felt I learnt a lot.
I think I can now understand why the Good Robot Andys page took so long to load! I’m guessing nobody in my town has looked at it recently…
Not sure if this was in this episode but I just checked IMDB and I think this Twelfth Night documentary is something we really need to see! Sadly they don’t have a release date listed… ;)
Hi Kathy, yes – if no-one in your locality has the good taste to load this page, it may take a while.
Also, my web hosting had some trouble this week and the site was down, which may have been a less-satisfying explanation…
I’ll try to remember to bring up Twelfth Night in the podcast – maybe AndyC has a copy somewhere.
Here’s a link to the Twelfth Night doc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPmNnWp-oQY