On Tim Berners-Lee and URI hacks

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Here's food for thought; though don't literally try to feed your thoughts, I hear it's a mental health hazard and could turn you into a zombie, maybe. If you spell hazard backwards, you get drazah which sounds like a name you might give to a sheepdog on a station or a ranch. Hey Drazah, get over here!

If at some point in the future it's decided to treat URIs the way Tim Berners-Lee wanted to instead of the haphazard way we see them now, would sites using so called domain hacks no longer make any sense? Some examples:

//rubenerd.com/

http://iphoneusernews.com/

http://wholewheatradio.org/

http://bit.ly/

http://identi.ca/

And using the system Tim Berners-Lee proposed:

http://com/rubenerd/

http://com/iphoneusernews/

http://org/wholewheatradio/

http://ly/bit/

http://ca/identi/

I dunno, I have no idea what a computer bit has to do with a URL shortening service, and I have no idea at all what an identi is. What I can say is neither one sounds like the name for a sheepdog on a ranch. Mmm, ranch dressing.

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