It's even worse than it appears..
Tuesday April 26, 2022; 6:49 PM EDT
  • The Golden Spike was a very simple form of peering.#
  • There was a rail system in the east, and one developing in the west. #
  • So in the middle of the Civil War if you can believe that, they started building a branch from each to meet up somewhere in the middle. And then you could ride a train from New York to San Francisco. #
  • Peering means you can get from one system onto another. Peering is what makes the internet the internet. ;-)#
  • It's past time we built another layer on the net. #
  • The packet basically will be an <item> from an RSS feed. A title, simple styled text, links, enclosures. A very simple concept, well-understood. #
  • It'd be a shame not to plan this out now. #

Last update: Tuesday April 26, 2022; 9:43 PM EDT.

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