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By Jim Boulton
This leading edge identify appears to be like on the historical past of the net from its early roots within the examine initiatives of the united states executive to the interactive on-line international we all know and use today.
Fully illustrated with pictures of early computing gear and the interior tale of the net world's movers and shakers, the e-book explains the origins of the Web's key applied sciences, reminiscent of hypertext and mark-up language, the social rules that underlie its networks, equivalent to open resource, and inventive commons, and key moments in its improvement, reminiscent of the flow to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later principles examine the origins of social networking and the newest advancements on the net, corresponding to The Cloud and the Semantic Web.
Following the layout of the former titles within the sequence, this publication should be in a brand new, smaller structure. It offers an educated and engaging illustrated historical past of our such a lot used and fastest-developing expertise.
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Jokey remarks on the computer science department’s online bulletin board were often misinterpreted 44 and a ‘ﬂame war’ would result. At best, the original intent of the thread was lost. At worst, people were offended. Research professor Scott Fahlman pragmatically suggested it would be a good idea to mark posts that were not to be taken seriously: <19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :) From: Scott E Fahlman
Macromedia stepped in to ﬁll the void. Director, Flash A screenshot from the HyperGlot language-teaching software, one of the many pieces of commercial software made on HyperCard. ’ and Dreamweaver targeted nonprogrammers in the same way HyperCard had a decade earlier. This suite of software, which owes so much to HyperCard, allowed artists and designers to play their part in shaping the Web. HyperCard was the ﬁrst hypermedia program, directly inﬂuencing the Web, the browser and countless websites.
Hedy told him about her idea for a radio signal that hopped frequencies. Antheil suggested that a hole-punched ribbon, similar to the paper roll in a player piano, could advise the transmitter and receiver of the changing frequencies. A year later, in 1941, they registered a patent for a ‘secret communication system’ that constantly switched frequency. Thirty years later, in 1971, at the University of Hawaii, a computer network was created based on this technology. Called ALOHAnet, it used radio signals to connect computers across the Hawaiian Islands.
100 Ideas that Changed the Web by Jim Boulton