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The World Wide Web Project
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:28:29 PM »

Twenty years later, the world's first web page.  Now, it's easy to look at it and think, "So what?" There's really not much to it.  But that's not the point.  Unless you were around computers and the 'net BEFORE the web, you may not have thought about how much it has affected our lives.  Imagine a world without Google search, without streaming video, without social networking, without online image sharing, without smartphones or tablets, without... 

Does the term UUENCODE mean anything to anyone? ;-)

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

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Re: The World Wide Web Project
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 06:32:55 AM »


Does the term UUENCODE mean anything to anyone? ;-)

It sure does!

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 09:52:29 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 10:33:27 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 11:54:15 AM »

You betcha. But I programmed for Unix for roughly 15 years. And I don't have any trouble imagining the world before the web. I was there. In fact I was working with computers when we used cards, key-punches, and punched paper tape. Some of that equipment had as much character as some of the cameras folks are talking about on LuLa.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 02:46:05 AM »

...... Some of that equipment had as much character as some of the cameras folks are talking about on LuLa.

Now Russ, are we talking Leica M character, or Sony NEX character.  From your words I'm not too sure whether you loved that old computer stuff or despised it. ;D

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Re: The World Wide Web Project
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 11:14:17 PM »

Yep,

I lived this transition as it happened with X-Terms, Netscape and Altavista in the early 90s. :)

I think I remember... we used to use libraries and search for those paper things called books before that.

By the way, I saw someone reading a book in the subway in Tokyo last week.

Cheers,
Bernard
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 02:59:44 AM »

…By the way, I saw someone reading a book in the subway in Tokyo last week.

Another poor soul stuck in the past… like me!

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 03:34:23 AM »

Yep,

I lived this transition as it happened with X-Terms, Netscape and Altavista in the early 90s. :)

I think I remember... we used to use libraries and search for those paper things called books before that.

By the way, I saw someone reading a book in the subway in Tokyo last week.Cheers,
Bernard




No need for envy: if you know how to read LuLa, then a book will come as second nature; it's easier than you think, and once you get the hang of it, infinitely more rewarding. Oh - it may cost you some money, though. But hell, so does the Internet!

Rob C

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 03:48:03 AM »

No need for envy: if you know how to read LuLa, then a book will come as second nature; it's easier than you think, and once you get the hang of it, infinitely more rewarding. Oh - it may cost you some money, though. But hell, so does the Internet!

I am not sure Rob... I have never been much of a front runner with these new retro technologies...

Isn't there a risk with ink and skin cancer? How is the user experience when turning pages with one hand and a cup of coffee in the other,...?

Cheers,
Bernard
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 05:10:55 PM »

I am not sure Rob... I have never been much of a front runner with these new retro technologies...

Isn't there a risk with ink and skin cancer? How is the user experience when turning pages with one hand and a cup of coffee in the other,...?

Cheers,
Bernard




No, no risk at all, Bernard, unless you lick your fingers whilst reading a library copy. I don't think you can get AIDS like that, though, which is a blessing.

User experience? Well, for a start, you'll forget all about the cup of coffee, which can only be a good thing, really.

Rob C 
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