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posted by janrinok on Monday March 10 2014, @01:52AM   Printer-friendly
from the happy-birthday-to-you dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"For those of you who remember Gopher, Minitel, and Compuserve, the article is an interesting reminder of what once was, and for those born more recently a chance to read about a time before 'http' and 'www' had any meaning."

From an article by phys,org,

Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to easily access files on linked computers, paved the way for a global phenomenon that has touched the lives of billions of people. He presented the paper on March 12, 1989, which history has marked as the birthday of the Web. But the idea was so bold, it almost didn't happen.

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by demonlapin on Monday March 10 2014, @03:36AM

    by demonlapin (925) on Monday March 10 2014, @03:36AM (#13737) Journal
    You don't even have to disable scripts. I've lost track of how many web pages have zero content if you have AdBlockPlus and Ghostery configured. Lots of them won't load the main article until Ghostery lets the Disqus comments through.
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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by threedigits on Monday March 10 2014, @08:42AM

    by threedigits (607) on Monday March 10 2014, @08:42AM (#13786)

    Maybe it's because an increasing share of web "content" are really adds in disguise?