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[8]: Ted Nelson
by Nth_Man on Sun 25th May 2014 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Ted Nelson"
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And we're now there again. It looks like there is a misunderstanding. This way this thread will never end, it has arrived to its sixth nested level, and that's when I stop reading and writing in it. Good bye.

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RE[9]: Ted Nelson
by jockm on Sun 25th May 2014 19:37 in reply to "RE[8]: Ted Nelson"
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Funny because more than once I have offered perspectives on your viewpoint and asked you to clarify things, and all you do is point back to snarky comments or equate reading code to stealing a TV.

I wish you would have been willing to truly elaborate, because there are different viewpoints, and it would have been valuable to read your justifications for yours. It would have added to the conversation.

Now of course we are in the ghetto threads go to die, and there has been barely any comment on the actual point of this article at all...

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