How the Tubes Work

The Exploding Aardvark pointed me to this handy guide for the perplexed about the Web Publishing Process on the Internet:


With a little help from the Industrial Art Gallery, I was able to “explode” a portion of this diagram for further detail. Below you can see some of the working parts of that mysterious “internet” lozenge above. This is for power users and hardcore geeks only; others shouldn’t worry. You’re welcome!


14 thoughts on “How the Tubes Work

  1. You cannot get ye flask!
    That’s not so much a pump as it is a hydroelectric(?) generator. Also, a pump would imply the pornography is being moved from one place to another, but I believe it is more correct to say that it is directly generated for the internet. After all, everyone wants to see hott sexxy nekkid pictures of Brittney Spears (generated, either via digital camera or Photoshop) rather than scans of old 70’s era Playboy magazines (pumped via flatbed scanner.)
    I want to know why the tomfoolery flask has a balloon/bulb at the top.


    1. Re: You cannot get ye flask!
      That’s not so much a pump as it is a hydroelectric(?) generator.
      It’s a joke, son.
      The porn has to be pumped from the holding tank in the pornatorium into the tubes, anyway.


    2. Re: You cannot get ye flask!
      A porn pump is like a vacuum pump — you’re not pumping the vacuum anywhere, you’re pumping out the GAS to make the VACUUM. Similarly, a porn pump consists of taking random people — extreeeemely random people — and pumping out their clothes, to produce porn.
      Naturally and duh!


  2. I think I saw these figures on p. 88:

    I guess this why W. Richard Stevens called it “Illustrated” … Tube Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, for sure.


  3. YES!!!
    one facet of Mexican culture which is very noticeable at my campus is the need for officials to seem extremely official. Thus, every meeting and training involves at least half a forest’s worth of papers- usually printouts of really bad powerpoints which include loads of “visuals” and “diagrams”, whose usefulness generally ranges from ‘mystifying’ to ‘baffling’. In response, I started spending all my all-day tranings creating more “visuals”, which I would then helpfully circulate among my co-workers. I really appreciate a good, crappy diagram.


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