I first got online in 1993, back when the Web had a capital letter — three, in fact — and long before irony stretched its legs and unbuttoned its flannel shirt. Back when you could really say you were surfing the net.
And the first thing I did when I logged on line, every single time, for years was to load up Netscape’s What’s Cool.
What’s Cool billed itself as the best way to learn what cool new web pages had appeared… across the WHOLE (Earth)Internet. And for a time, it truly was.
When I got married, my future wife and I were both quite sure that we would have a nice small, quiet wedding – none of these massive, extravagant parties with hundreds of people for us! We’d just invite close family and friends.
Though the world wide web has been around for more than a quarter century, people have been theorizing about hypertext and linked documents and a global network of apps for at least 75 years, and perhaps longer.
Most Web applications today follow the adage “your data for my services”. They motivate this deal from both a technical perspective (how could we provide services without your data?) and a business perspective (how could we earn money without your data?).
Where do you stand, wireless, roaming through the undersea cable’s echo point in Dar Es Salaam? What sovereignty can be claimed over this call, and to what jurisdiction belongs this voice now? Stacked, competing territories, layered on top of dust and tea and talk. http://ift.tt/2CNraDj
Apple’s WebKit team today proposed a new Community Group at the W3C to discuss the future of 3D graphics on the Web, and to develop a standard API that exposes modern GPU features including low-level graphics and general purpose computation.