Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd May 2014 18:28 UTC
Internet & Networking

Historians of technology often cite Bush's essay as the conceptual forerunner of the Web. And hypertext pioneers like Douglas Engelbart, Ted Nelson, and Tim Berners-Lee have all acknowledged their debt to Bush’s vision. But for all his lasting influence, Bush was not the first person to imagine something like the Web.

This actually reminds me a lot of how contemporary technology media look at smartphones and such. They often have little to no experience with the breadth of mobile technology that came before the iPhone and Android, and as a consequence, they treat everything as new, revolutionary, and 'owned' - even though virtually everything has been taken from somewhere else.

Permalink for comment 589467
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Ted Nelson
by Nth_Man on Fri 23rd May 2014 23:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Ted Nelson"
Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

"I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating system."
-- Bill Gates

http://programmersatwork.wordpress.com/bill-gates-1986/
Suzanne Lammers, "Programmers at Work: Interviews With 19 Programmers Who Shaped the Computer Industry", Harper and Row, ISBN 0-914-84571-3

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngreathouse/2012/06/05/business-tips...

https://www.google.com/search?q="Bill+Gates"+"I+went+to+the+garba...

Reply Parent Score: 3