Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2008-09-29 20:43
Exhibit 1: Large Hadron Collider's super computer network could cut download times, from The Telegraph.
"Scientists at CERN, where the internet was invented, created The Grid to cope with the huge amounts of data produced by the LHC each year. It allows scientists to access unused processing power of thousands of computers in 33 countries around the world."
You know, I'm pretty sure the Internet wasn't invented at CERN.
Exhibit 2: Grid of 100,000 computers heralds new internet dawn from The Times.
"Scientists at CERN, where the world wide web was invented, created the â¬500 million Grid because they realised that a single computer would not be able to cope with the amount of data the LHC is expected to produce each year [...]"
From 1: "Dr Bob Jones, a CERN scientist, said: "The web allows you to access information on other computers. What the Grid allows you to do is not only access the information but make use of their computing resources and power.""
From 2: "Dr Bob Jones, a CERN scientist, said: âThe [world wide] web allows you to access information on other computers. What the Grid allows you to do is not only access the information, but make use of their computing resources and power.â"
Spot the lazy journalists writing a story by paraphrasing a press release...