Thursday, August 10, 2006

Fifteen years of the Web, and other things

It's hard to believe the World Wide Web has been around fifteen years already. On the other hand, how can we imagine what life was like without it?

Some background: From the BBC, How the Web Went World Wide with interview with Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and a timeline of the Internet, among other things.

Ars Technica did a look back last year.

History of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

And, would you like to know what the first Web site in the U.S. was? Here it is, with images of the first pages.

More things you can do with the World Wide Web today:

Find recipes: AllRecipes Search: put in ingredients you have (or don't have) and get recipes. Of course you can do this thru Google, too.

Read gossip: The Mail on McCartney/Mills divorce. Lots more details on how nasty it's getting than you want to know. (via RobotWisdom.)

Move: Forbes' Best Cities for Singles, 2006: Denver wins this year. Lowest ranked: Greensboro NC.

Get active: From Camp Casey: Crawford Peace House; and some very nice bumper stickers available to support it.

An Inconvenient Truth: Take Action, site has guideline for helping raise awareness of global warming.

Look at pictures: The Legacy of Korda's Portrait of Che Guevara, museum exhibit at University of California, Riverside's California Museum of Photography.

Video! Tubetopper, another fun tool from Miami Beach's Marc Fest: it emails you the most popular video on You Tube each day.

Sir Tim probably had no idea the multitude of things people would do with the Web.


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