Not Very Wordless Wednesday – The Web

Apparently Napoleon Bonaparte said “A good sketch is better than a long speech” and from that we get the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  I don’t know who chose 1000 words – it could be only 10 words, or it could be 10,000, couldn’t it?

The blog Wordless Wednesday encourages photographers to post links to photos that don’t need descriptive words because the photo speaks for itself. That appealed to the lazy side of me, so I chose this photo, which I thought I would call The World Wide Web – a Bugs View.

So far so good, except, does the photo really look like the World Wide Web?  I consulted Wikipedia and they told me that the World Wide Web is “a collection of text documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs.” They even included this handy diagram:

This Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons image is from the user Chris 73 and is freely available at // under the creative commons cc-by-sa 3.0 license.

Certainly looks a lot like my photo, but just to be sure, I enlarged a section of the photo in order to get a closer look.

Yes, my web photo looks an awful lot like the diagram, don’t you think?

So, let me see. Two photos, one diagram and almost 250 words –  I don’t think I’m the Wordless Wednesday type.

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    • Thanks takingsnaps for reminding me of that wonderful quote by Sir Walter Scott: “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive.”


    • Hi Mags – The most interesting fact I found was that the WWW and the internet are not one and the same, though we sometimes think of them as interchangeable words. The internet is all the interconnected computer networks, while the World Wide Web is the documents. Both look like spider webs, though!


  1. You done said a mouthful, Wordless One!

    Bugs– web– internet– computers– programs– bugs… yes, I think I see how the whole thing comes full circle!

    Nice shot, I know Napoleon would be proud of you! : )


  2. this is one of the coolest photos paired with a matching post I’ve seen in a long while. the photo as a stand alone is gorgeous, but then when you throw in the connection to the www, well, you kind of elevate it all to unbelievably cool.


  3. This is so great. You can just imagine the spiders passing their information down their silvery threads to each other like we do down fibre optic cabling. Brilliant.


    • H Natalie – it is interesting that you imagine multiple spiders, because I thought this looked like the work of many spiders, not just one. The dew drops certainly look like information bundles, don’t they!?


  4. This one really made me smile! And your web looks just like the Wikipedia one! Wonderful. What an amazingly creative thing you did here. And don’t bother trying to be wordless. Your words add that special something that brings it all together. Thanks for sharing.


    • Hi Amanda – Apparently the word WorldWideWeb was coined in 1990, but so far I can’t find reference to the ‘aha’ moment when someone said, “Let’s call it a web.”


    • Hi Carol – Perhaps a complex spider, or one with memory problems – kept forgetting it had already done the center bit, and started all over again.


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