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DNS Inventor On The Internets Future

Posted: 24th Jun, 2004 By: MarkJ
Dr Paul Mockapetris, the man responsible for inventing the DNS addressing system and putting .com etc. on the end of domains, has celebrated the tech's 21st birthday by making a few predictions:

All communication will be over the net, he predicts, and we will no longer need phone numbers, just web addresses.

His anticipation of web addresses replacing phone numbers may trouble some. But, he points out, technology can have such a powerful influence many people no longer memorise phone numbers anyway.

"It is quite possible that phone numbers will have disappeared and people will just use menus off their phone. I don't think there is particular value in having them."


It's an interesting prediction, although seems more like one thing replacing another than a revolution. We shall see. More @ BBC News Online.
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