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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CompuServ
by jal_ on Fri 3rd May 2013 13:22 UTC
jal_
Member since:
2006-11-02

Besides MSN, I recall CompuServ, and of course AOL (well, don't remember it as such, wrong continent, but was aware of it). Only after '95 the web took off (at least in the Netherlands, afair), and crushed everything else.

I do wonder what the future of the web holds though, with all these tablet and phone apps taylored to a specific website.

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RE: CompuServ
by kefkathecruel on Sun 5th May 2013 23:58 in reply to "CompuServ"
kefkathecruel Member since:
2006-01-17

In a lot of cases it is a web site designed to facilitate an app, e.g. the app isn't tailored to the web site, but rather a web site is tailored to an app. At least for anything that deals with volumes of dynamic content.

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