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.

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RE[3]: Ted Nelson
by Nth_Man on Sat 24th May 2014 06:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ted Nelson"
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he stole code [...] The register snarkily implies it, but they don't present a single shred of evidence. Because getting a few well placed kicks in [...]

To avoid confusions, in that case there are better words than "stole", because stealing an item from someone brings the idea that the victim does not longer have the item, but the thief does. Hours ago, in http://www.osnews.com/permalink?589467 I already added some words of Bill Gates saying he fished out the code from other people, and that he sees it as a good thing, but the software that he published later could not be studied-improved-distributed by people because it was proprietary - closed source software, which was the point that it was about.

Edited 2014-05-24 07:06 UTC

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