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[6]: Ted Nelson
by Nth_Man on Sun 25th May 2014 17:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ted Nelson"
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Basically what I posted in http://www.osnews.com/permalink?589484 , that there is people who, if they find it possible and profitable: will look in your garbage to fish out your listings (in their own words), but they will hide their listings from people; and (additionally) will break into your house to steal your TV set (in their own words). If they find it possible and profitable :-(

Edited 2014-05-25 17:07 UTC

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