Thursday, May 14, 2009

On URL redirectors

Back in the day, the address resolution layer of the Internet was DNS. DNS was an open, unified, distributed, redundant, highly-engineered address resolution mechanism which hid opaque identifiers like under the hood of nice human-readable names like Now we have a fragmented pile of proprietary, centralized, hacked-together address resolution mechanisms which replace a nice URL like with the opaque string Progress!

1 comment:

  1. This blog post is too long for twitter. Please reformat. -Kristjan