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Growth of an Infant World Wide Web

Fifteen years ago in 1993, CERN opened up the World Wide Web to world. Building upon the idea of hypertext as a common, human readable mark-up language, Tim Berners-Lee invented a system in 1991 to facilitate the transfer of documents across a network of computers that became known as the World Wide Web. Fortunately for the public, the inventor was able to convince CERN to release the technology for common use. Despite the passage of time, Berners-Lee quips that the web is still in its infancy as "people are building new social systems, new systems of review, new systems of governance … new ways of working together effectively and fairly which we can use globally to manage ourselves as a planet." The web is a fast growing infant; surveys of web content indicate that in the past five years alone, pages have tripled in size and doubled in their usage of external network objects (either audio, video or databases) with no indication of curbing its data growth.

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So what, just because the numbers grow doesn’t mean it is good. Are you sure you are American?
It is interesting now NASA is discussing interplanetary networks forget about planetary networks. Just today Verizon can’t even dig a hole next to a power line to install the greatest thing since slice break. Fiber To The premises (FTTP) without cutting my power. How are we going to get to planetary networks? http://ipnpr.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm?force_external=0
. Also here is an interesting quote form Sir Tim back in 1999 about the WWW we can always dream…………………………………………………..
"I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A ‘Semantic Web’, which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines. The “intelligent agents” people have touted for ages will finally materialize."
Who doesn’t like chiken ???

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