Fox News had this little gem regarding VP Joe Biden.
The headline and teaser text imply that the Vice-President is stupid for refering to the “number” of a web site.
Web sites really are numbers behind the scenes. www.foxnews.com reports several differnt numeric IP addresses (188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 for example). The dotted notation also actually translates to a 32-bit number … but virtually no one actually uses them. The Domain Name System (DNS) translates strings like recovery.gov to the appropriate number for actually moving the traffic to the web site.
To be fair to Fox News, the article behind the headline and teaser does mention that web sites do actually have numeric addresses.