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#1    Lionel

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 11:02 AM

user posted imageA project to create a comprehensive graphical representation of the internet in just one day and using only a single computer has already produced some eye-catching images.Barrett Lyon, a networking engineer based in the US, thought he could "map" every node on the internet in far less time than that taken by other projects. Some efforts to produce images of the internet have taken months to complete.

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Each colour on this Opte map represents a region; North America, blue; Europe/Middle East/Central Asia/Africa, green; Latin America, yellow; Asia Pacific, red; Unknown, white.

Lyon reckoned he could quickly provide a simple picture of all the networks linking internet nodes using a standard networking program. After a colleague challenged him to prove that he could, Lyon began his mapping project, called Opte.

"It started as a bet, but after I warmed up to the idea I found a lot of value in the project itself," Lyon writes on the project's homepage. He says his maps could provide a useful overview of the internet's structure and even reveal the effects of disruptions caused by real-world disasters. But more importantly, he says: "The project is art."


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Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:42 PM

Surely is an intresting piece of art!

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:45 PM

To download these images for your desktop CLICK HERE

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 05:33 PM

Cool. Thanks Lionel. thumbsup.gif  

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 12:00 PM

Head over to thinkgeek for posters of such images!  Interesting stuff people do when they are bored.


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Posted 13 December 2003 - 01:07 AM

That is very interesting and creative.  

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Posted 13 December 2003 - 03:11 AM

stare at it long enough and you start to NOT CARE

I have morals, they're just subject to revision as the situation dictates.

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Posted 14 December 2003 - 10:56 PM

yep its cool i guess now they know it needs organising better

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Posted 15 December 2003 - 08:12 AM

QUOTE (The Krow @ Dec 13 2003, 03:11 AM)
stare at it long enough and you start to NOT CARE

Same can be said with other things.

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