I have noticed in a few web sites I've visited there is a section which indicates my IP address and a whole bunch of numbers and dots and dashes impressively displayed. Your IP Address is... I guess I'm supposed to be awed and I would be if I knew what it all meant. All I really know is that an IP address identifies this computer to others and that it is something that I'm supposed to hold onto as if it was my virtue. (Too late for that) So why is it so important to display my IP address in a website? Is is pretty much "Look what I can do" thing on the part of the site author? Should I be concerned? Is someone taking my IP address and then watching me scratch my butt through the computer? Am I making too much out of this (I'm pretty sure the answer to this is - probably) Are software such as Anonymizer any good? worth the money? necessary? Am I the only one in the world that doesn't understand this whole IP address issue?
If you can shed a bit of light on this, I would appreciate it. After, of course, you stop giggling about me.