Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd May 2013 15:28 UTC
Internet & Networking Exactly twenty years ago, a document was published that played a huge role in establishing the web as we know it today. Twenty years later, and this simple and straightforward document is proof of an irrefutable fact: while closed technologies can change markets, open technologies can change the world.
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One can wonder about that "while closed technologies can change markets, open technologies can change the world. [...] the web is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. It's right up there with the printing press and radio/TV" - wasn't TV field heavily patented? OTOH, maybe it took off only when the patents largely expired...

Skype might be borderline, too - I think in its short few years it changed a bit more than just markets, when enacting its great shift in long distance communication.

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