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WWW 25 Years

Google tells me that the web is 25 years old, today. Wow!

What I learned computing on, and YES! I did own one.

What I learned computing on, and YES! I did own one.

I remember somewhere in the early ’90’s connecting via phone to “Freenet,” which was an early link to the internet through Cleveland State University. They had less than 100 lines – for a metropolitan area of several million people. Yes – you did get busy signals from time to time, but there weren’t that many people interested in connecting.

Quite a difference today. We now take connectivity for granted.

So to Sir Tim Berners-Lee (gotta love “Sir Tim” as in “Some call me —– Tim” from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”) we say well done!

The Future News Now

Back to the Future 2

Back to the Future 2

The other day one of those on-line bastions of journalistic integrity ran the headline to the effect that “Obama restricts NSA”.

When I started reading the story, it stated that the President would be making a speech later in the day and was EXPECTED to announce changes.

Now if they’d only run a not-yet-but-expected-to-be-true story “Whatever Happened to the Kardashians?”