100 Ideas that Changed the Web by Jim Boulton

By Jim Boulton

This leading edge identify seems on the historical past of the internet from its early roots within the examine tasks of the united states executive to the interactive on-line global we all know and use today.

Fully illustrated with photos of early computing gear and the interior tale of the net world's movers and shakers, the booklet explains the origins of the Web's key applied sciences, similar to hypertext and mark-up language, the social principles that underlie its networks, corresponding to open resource, and artistic commons, and key moments in its improvement, corresponding to the circulate to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later rules examine the origins of social networking and the most recent advancements on the internet, resembling The Cloud and the Semantic Web.

Following the layout of the former titles within the sequence, this e-book may be in a brand new, smaller layout. It offers an educated and engaging illustrated background of our so much used and fastest-developing expertise.

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In 1987 came the release of the Macintosh II, with its larger colour screen, and QuarkXPress, which incorporated sophisticated typographic control and, crucially, image handling. This combination of hardware and software proved pivotal. It was not long before all publishing was desktop publishing. At first, untrained amateurs polluted the world with poorly designed pamphlets, posters and logos. However, over time, enlightened graphic designers saw the potential of these new tools to create highly polished designs.

O0O'.. :/0O/.. ’ An example of early ASCII pornn. 56 Innovation’s dirty secret IDE A No 25 PORNOGRAPHY Every time you buy something online, watch a video on YouTube, upload a piece of user-generated content or chat with someone via Skype, you should say a quiet thank you to the porn industry. In the early days of the internet, before the birth of the Web, conversations and file sharing took place on bulletin board systems (BBSs). It was not long before images scanned from magazines were uploaded and shared with scant regard for copyright.

36 One of these networks was a packet radio system that operated out of a converted bread van provided by Stanford Research Institute (SRI). A regular stop was the Alpine Inn. Known locally as Zott’s, it was described in 1909 by the president of SRI as ‘unusually vile, even for a roadhouse, a great injury to the University and a disgrace to San Mateo County’. This view was not shared by Stanford students. It was outside Zott’s, on 22 November 1977, that the van sent a message to London via Norway and back to California by satellite.

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