There’s an old saying that “respect is earned, not given”. The idea is that just because you are old, in a position of authority, or have some other credential to your name doesn’t mean you are entitled to deference and respect by all. You have to live up to your credentials, demonstrate your authority, earn the respect of your subordinates, peers, or even pupils. Respect isn’t free.
In simple terms, the World Wide Web is just one common area for information exchange, facilitated by global computer networks — or the Internet. You connect to this Internet to access the Web, but the Internet is just the connection between countless, separate servers, computers, and devices. The Web is the medium we use to access, edit, discover, and share information (through links) according to a standard language: HTML.
Do you deserve a reward just for showing up? For simply existing, at a certain time and place?
I know, it sounds wrong. Google, a word used interchangeably with “search” so frequently that in 2006 it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb, meaning “to search for information … on the Internet.” Google is to search what Kleenex is to facial tissue and Xerox is to printing copies. It is synonymous with the service it provides. Why would anyone claim otherwise?
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