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[4]: Ted Nelson
by Nth_Man on Sun 25th May 2014 08:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ted Nelson"
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Let's hear more of his own words about this subject... :-O

“Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox, and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”
-- Bill Gates, Mac Week, March 14, 1989
http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/01/0119apple-unveils-lisa/
http://www.macworld.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm?blogId=8&entryId=392
http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=A_Rich_Neighbor_Named_Xe...
http://www.mac-history.net/the-history-of-the-apple-macintosh/rich-...
http://www.wservernews.com/archives/wservernews-20090330.html

Edited 2014-05-25 08:32 UTC

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