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www@20 what does the history of the web tell us about its future?

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Following my invitation to speak at the WWW@20 celebrations - this is my attempt to squash the interesting bits into a somewhat coherent 15min presentation.

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www@20 what does the history of the web tell us about its future?

  1. 1. What does the history of the web tell us about its future? Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  2. 2. 20 years ago, while at CERN, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a memo proposing a method of sharing information Information Management: A Proposal http://info.cern.ch/Proposal.html Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  3. 3. Then nothing happened... Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  4. 4. The following year TimBL got a NeXT Cube and wrote the first webserver and client The first webserver : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tascott/3357832896/ Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  5. 5. So what did TimBL invent? Colon Slash Slash http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffsmallwood/299208539/ Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  6. 6. There really is no Web 2.0 – we’re still implementing the original spec Dan Brickley & TimBL Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  7. 7. The original web was read-write The first webserver was read write http://www.flickr.com/photos/tascott/3357826152/ Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  8. 8. One web and device independence Online communities : http://xkcd.com/256/ Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  9. 9. People, things, concepts and data. Sweet, sweet data How it works: The Web http://flickr.com/photos/danbri/2415237566/ Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  10. 10. To understand the future of the web you need to understand its history – a web of things not a web of documents Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  11. 11. Tom Scott derivadow.com Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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