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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RE[3]: hmmm
by henderson101 on Tue 7th May 2013 15:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hmmm"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Innovation != invention

Put it this way, a British man took Hypertext and made it in to a useful TCP/IP based client/server application. CERN then donated it free to the world. This is no different to any other innovation that built on the basic invention of another person or organisation. But let's not belittle the achievement. Because without his little innovation, we wouldn't be here arguing the toss over the definition of said achievement, now, would we? ;-)

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