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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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Mon 6th May 2013 12:48 UTC
kovacm
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2010-12-16

I personally believe the web is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.

web, as we have it today, is WORST CASE SCENARIO of global network!

Today's WWW is merely 10% of original idea.

even Tim Berners-Lee realised where he made mistake and he did try to fix things at many occasion but he failed. e.g. http://www.upriss.org.uk/papers/isko02.pdf

We are stuck in absolute chaos of endless and questionable information! Beside, we have problems with copyrights...

only bright light in this chaos is Google whit his enormous power of sorting, checking, bounding, linking... some of this Google power we can see through: "google knowledge graph"; - Tim B. Lee's WEB took this power from us, common people, because he made WEB a utterly dumb, dumb version of original Ted Nelsons idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9PmIkAYhI0 (you will need quite extend and broad knowledge from history, lot of patience and reading, to understand what went wrong with todays web, and technology general)

Edited 2013-05-06 12:54 UTC

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by kwan_e on Tue 7th May 2013 02:08 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Dumb works.

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