I’m making my way through the 77.2342 gazillion pages of reading I have for school. It’s really not that bad. That is, until I came across this gem. It’s too good, and I just had to share. If you’re not really the techie-type, I think you’ll still find the wording quite hilarious. You just can’t make this stuff up.
“To users of the Internet, TELENET is rather like riding on a swan; that is, the users gets a very smooth ride, but the TELENET swan is paddling like crazy beneath the surface, making links, exchanging protocol parameters, and transferring information across the multiple boundaries.” – Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, chapter 6, page 163
Oh, but wait, there’s more!
“One can think of the stateless Web server as a Pez dispenser, sending the little candies down a chute as quickly as it can flip its top.” – Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, chapter 6, page 168