Burriss: Recreating first web page
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:51 am
By LARRY BURRISS
There has been a lot of talk lately about cloning. You know, recreating extinct plants or animals.
The original site provided a link to reading materials about the Internet, including the web, and talked about something called "convergence." Yes, 20 years ago technicians were talking about how various forms of the Internet can be converged. And what were those forms: well, how many of you remember terms like WAIS, File Transfer Protocol and mail robot?
The site also has some tips for people who might want to help the web expand. The most important tip, and I quote here: "put up some data." Notice what you didn't do: "post" or "link."
But you know what is even more unbelievable: the web is only 20 years old, yet it took a special project, using some of the most brilliant minds in the world, to bring the baby web back to life.