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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Berners-Lee on Weaving the Web

Image result for berners-leeGood piece and video on Tim Berners-Lee in the CACM.   We experimented with the idea of hyperlinks in the 80s for knowledge capture and delivery.   But the broader linkage to docs anywhere. created by anyone, took more time to follow.  That was Knowledge you could weave, maintain and browse.  Even do commerce with.

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Weaving the Web  By Neil Savage 
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 6, Pages 20-22

When he first came up with the idea for the World Wide Web in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee had trouble getting people to grasp the concept. If he gave a lecture to a room of 100 people, demonstrating how his browser/editor could jump from one document to another when he clicked on a hypertext link, he recalls, the response would be a collective "So what?"

"Maybe two or three at the back would get it. Most people wouldn't," says Berners-Lee. .... " 

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