||1.2.13: HTTP and Abstraction on the Internet
||HTTP and Abstraction on the Internet – Resource
HTTP in Action – Worksheet
The Internet: HTTP and HTML – Video (download)
Research SMTP, a high-level protocol for formatting email messages.
An excellent resource for explaining the many layers of protocols that make up the Internet: Internet Techniques and Web Formats.
Blown to Bits (www.bitsbook.com), Appendix, The Internet as System and Spirit, pp. 309-316 (The Internet Spirit), then answer the following questions: The layers of protocols used in network communication is an example of abstraction. Can you give other examples of abstraction in everyday life? When you browse to a web page, maybe with some animated advertisements embedded on it, describe in detail what happens behind the scenes to display that page on your browser.
Blown to Bits (www.bitsbook.com), Chapter 3, Ghosts in the Machine: Secrets and Surprises of Electronic Documents, pp. 73-77, then answer the following question about abstraction: Discuss how not knowing some basics of how a software tool or computer works, and the abstractions they use, could lead to bad outcomes.
|1.2.14 Practice PT – The Internet and Society
||Flash Talk: The Internet and Society – Practice PT
Blown to Bits (http://www.bitsbook.com/): Students may find additional research help on their Global Impact of the Internet topic in the following chapters:
Chapter 2: Naked in the Sunlight
Chapter 6: Balance Toppled
Chapter 7: You Can’t Say That on the Internet
Chapter 8 (some explicit language) | Chapter 8 (clean/edited version): Bits in the Air
|Practice PT – Due Fri. 9/7 by end of class