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Re: They're at it again...

  • From: Joe Shaw
  • Date: Wed Mar 17 19:44:01 1999

Wow.  What's with the lag in some of the messages just now being delivered
from the list?  This on is 5 days old.

Joseph W. Shaw - [email protected]    
Freelance Computer Security Consultant and Perl Programmer
Free UNIX advocate - "I hack, therefore I am."

On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, George Herbert wrote:

> Randy Bush <[email protected]> writes:
> >>> Now that all these folks have laid claim to inventing the Internet,
> >>> I wonder who will take the credit (blame?) for inventing the web?
> >> Berners-Lee ??
> >
> >indeed, tbl deserves much credit for html and the client/server model and
> >implementation.
> >
> >but hypertext, links, etc. were described by vanevar busch (sp?) in 1948.
> >undoubtedly the sociopaths of the time excoriated him for it.
> ...and were already in use in gopher and archie, though not to
> the same ease of use and multimedia expandability, at the time tbl
> did html/http.  I spent a couple of years thinking html wasn't
> really going to be much of an improvement; it took until I saw
> a running Mosaic to really see it sink in.  In a way, Andreesen
> and the rest of the uiuc mosaic team deserve a good chunk of
> the "web" implimentation credit.
> >From what I can tell, most of what the Web is (and a lot more)
> were prototyped and/or predicted in Xanadu, which never took
> flight but seems to have inspired a lot of people towards thinking
> about things that became the web.  So perhaps a bit of credit to
> Nelson and the others there, though they really established the
> standard in vaporware...
> #insert <stdcollaborationwasgoodthingfornet.h>
> -george william herbert
> [email protected]