We all know what the browser and web and Internet experience is like today. There are some great things already happening. But there are also some lousy things we have to deal with that we hopefully won’t forever.
I am examining potential analogies for explaining technology of various sorts to laypersons in the hopes they will grasp the relationships of the world they use every day. Today’s analogy is how building a web page is like building a house.
The motivation for this post is the general lack of security permeating the services we use and the governments that are supposed to serve us.
Very few people refuse to slice a large pizza and eat it as a single unit. Even the few that do (you monsters) would cut up a pizza that was twice the size. Another way it happens with pizza is when the parties to the pizza could not agree on a single set of toppings, so different portions of the pizza have different toppings.
Metering works well enough for some services, notably electricity, water, and sewer. So long as the services are managed reasonably, and the rates are fair, I expect to pay more if I use more. Is the Internet different?