Is it just me, or are URLs totally backwards? For example, take this email address:
Nothing too odd... the email is is going to bob, who works in finance at the company. Not many folks do email addresses like this, they might instead do firstname.lastname@example.org, but I did it that way to compare it against a typical URL:
Nothing too odd there, eh? You are going to the blog for the company, the article named my-hands-are-bananas, published in June, 2008.
What always bugged me is how they mixed up the order. A URL is supposed to be directions to find information... and directions always start off general (head east on I-94) and end up very specific (turn off the paved road and stop at the fifth pink trailer home).
But URLs totally mix up the order:
Putting directions in that order makes about as much sense as these directions: turn left at reception, go to this company, go to France, then make a right.
A properly consistent URL should actually be structured like so:
Adding to the oddness... things like .com and .org are called top-level domains. Yeah... it really makes sense to call something "top" when actually its on the "bottom."
Louis in the comments suggested that maybe this would be even better:
That would would sure make type-ahead URL matching a hell of a lot easier...
Attention internet: please change.