The net/web clarification Edit
I really enjoy reading about real world analoges in this series. Like, for example, "The twin city is, in reality, two computers linked to one another."
The whole idea between the Net and Web is still something I want to know more about, but even this wikipedia only describes what is in the series, and I already know that.
Can anyone clarify this for me though? The net must be the internet, right? Well... the web is also the internet? So, really the difference here? Or is it just something thought up by the writers to give a dual nature to the internet or what? I'd like to know, if anyone can clarify for me.
I have also always enjoyed the real world analogies from the series. As for the Net and the Web, the both seem to be forms of the Internet. The Net's name come from the Internet, and the Web's comes from the World Wide Web. Within the show the are simply to levels or dimensions of the same thing. The best real world analogy I can find for the two of these is that the Net represents the systematic, uniform, and good side of the Internet, and the Web represents the chaotic, strange, and bad side of the Internet.