Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We missed the party!

Happpy Birrrthddday WWW!
via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 3/15/09
Happy 20th Birthday, World Wide Web
"On March 13th, 2009 the World Wide Web will turn 20 years old. Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented this world-changing layer on top of the Internet on this day in 1989. It's hard to overstate the impact this young technology has had already and it's even more exciting to think about where it's going in the future."

And the world would never be the same again.

Luckily Sir Tim is reasonably humble. I once heard him admit to a big mistake - requiring WWW in URLs. It used to be the vowels in our keypads that got all the action and wear.

Are discontinuous innovations like the WWW inevitable?

I wonder.

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