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Happy Birthday WWW

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:49 pm

To mark the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web, CERN is recreating the "first ever" web page:

http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

More here:

20 years on, world's first web page to be reborn

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Re: Happy Birthday WWW

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:16 pm

:thumbsup: Great invention; one of the best in the history of mankind, in my opinion. It is a great information resource and connects people like never before from around the world.

The 20th century saw the mass production of cars, the A-bomb, commercial airlines, space travel, personal computers and the internet. I wonder how the 21st century is going to top that?

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Re: Happy Birthday WWW

Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:21 pm

It's amazing that just 20 years from the internets creation society would pretty much collapse if it went down.
We are very lucky to have access to this wonderful invention.
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Re: Happy Birthday WWW

Postby Nyana » Wed May 01, 2013 1:53 am

Remember the old library card catalog?

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Re: Happy Birthday WWW

Postby Buckwheat » Wed May 01, 2013 4:29 pm

David N. Snyder wrote::thumbsup: Great invention; one of the best in the history of mankind, in my opinion. It is a great information resource and connects people like never before from around the world.

The 20th century saw the mass production of cars, the A-bomb, commercial airlines, space travel, personal computers and the internet. I wonder how the 21st century is going to top that?


What about the girl who recently killed herself because, after gang raping her, the attackers posted photos of it on the web? I often wonder if all this "connectedness" is a force for good or evil. The instant gratification of the internet is artificial and unsustainable. Of course, there are great benefits to the internet, like identity theft. However, I think we should see it as just another source of dukkha.

Hopefully the 21st century see the invention of peace and harmony, not another fruitless material gadget.

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Re: Happy Birthday WWW

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed May 01, 2013 4:46 pm

Buckwheat wrote:What about the girl who recently killed herself because, after gang raping her, the attackers posted photos of it on the web? I often wonder if all this "connectedness" is a force for good or evil.


Certainly it can be used in an unwholesome way just as a car or truck could be used to drive recklessly, run someone over and even kill them but also could be used for its intended purpose of going from Point A to Point B or to deliver supplies, food and medicine. The internet could be used for wholesome purposes of a resource, education and connecting with others in a wholesome way.

Hopefully the 21st century see the invention of peace and harmony, not another fruitless material gadget.


Call me an optimist, but I am hopeful that continued economic development and connectivity will occur throughout the Third World, better distribution of food and supplies will occur and starvation and poverty will go down, especially starvation to very low numbers.


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