Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2019 - 02:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: interwebs, series of tubes, happy birthday, Tim Berners-Lee, hypertext, CERN
It was 30 years ago today,
Tim Berners-Lee taught the internet how to play,
It's been going in and out of tubes,
And now it's totally full of rubes ...
What we now call the Internet was originally sketched out in this document released by Tim Berners-Lee where he first formally describes the idea of hypertext. One year later came the first prototype web browser, which you can actually play with now if you are curious from whence this all came. To mark the occasion he posted an open letter looking back at what has happened over three decades and what may come in the future. You can read it in full from the link posted at The Inquirer, but they also quote what might be the most important thing for you to ponder ...
"The web is for everyone and collectively we hold the power to change it. It won't be easy. But if we dream a little and work a lot, we can get the web we want."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- It sounds like a new train line, but no: Compute Express Link is PCIe 5.0 server CPU-accelerator glue from Intel and pals @ The Register
- Microsoft Asks Users To Call Windows 10 Devs About ALT+TAB Feature @ Slashdot
- Monolayer resets record for thinnest non-volatile memory device @ PhysicsWorld
- TSMC likely to post first annual profit drop in 8 years @ DigiTimes
- Chrome's Lite Pages Speed Up HTTPS Webpages on Slow Connections @ Slashdot
- Just a reminder: We're still bad at securing industrial controllers @ The Register
- Windows 10 will now automatically uninstall borked updates @ The Inquirer
- What Hardware Lies Beneath? Companies Swear They Never Meant to Violate Your Privacy @ Hackaday
- Firefox Send Lets You Share 1GB Files With No Strings Attached @ Slashdot