But are they Connected to the Internets?

A little offbeat, but has anyone else noticed the odd URL for the TSA government website PDFs on their prohibited items page? From the first PDF link on the page:

http://www.tsa.gov/public/interweb/assetlibrary/[…]

Interweb? WTF?

You mean like this interweb? Or maybe this one?

Interweb is a slang term referring to the Internet, sometimes more specifically referring to the World Wide Web. The spelling Intarweb is usually used with sarcasm or derision, chiding the “uneducated masses” who now frequent the Internet, threatening the once elite hacker culture that was prevalent in the early 1990s.

Who says the government doesn’t have a sense of humor?

Prohibited Items [TSA.gov]
Interweb [Wikipedia]
Interweb [Urban Dictionary]

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

1 Comment
  1. Actually that date for the elite hackers would really be in the mid to late 80’s. The scholars and scientists were still working on and enjoying the communications capabilities of the educational access to the internet at the time in the early 80’s. Track back to the Internet Protocol RFC, maintained for quite a long time by Jon Postel. A good account of “hackers” (not the movie) is Underground, check out the reviews from 1997 and 2001.