10 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2019
    1. It would be better than hypercards

      I am famous for my non-prescient thinking around technology. I too was on BBS's at the time and when I heard about the Hypertext Protocol and the internet, I told my wife that it wasn't going to go any where. I mean why would somebody go through all that trouble when you could just download a hypercard stack from a BBS, edit it, and then re-upload it to the bulletin board?

    2. Too much of the web is driven by perverse incentives

      As opposed to the good ones? Both are disempowering and manipulative.

    3. that wasn’t covered in ads

      This doesn't seem like a coincidence. Searching seems to be an attentional act, so whatever might distract from the process at the point of the query (rather than at delivery of results) seems likely to greatly detract from the utility of the service.

    4. WYSIWYG
    5. WAIS

      My guess is that this is an acronym for "Wide Area Information Service."

    6. I heard about it, nearly thirty years ago

      I was president of the TokyoPC User's group and one of our officers was going on about this Internet thing. I was happy with our BBS, and thought it might be too expensive. Roger kept pushing and another member said, "The days of the bedroom BBS are over." Roger went on to set up the first public internet access company in Japan, and when the laws changed in 1994 at midnight on Jan. 1, he beat NTT (Japan's version of AT&T) to the first commercial message sent from Japan. He had mortgaged his house to get the company going, and it really paid off.

    7. collective effort

      Tim Berners Lee is also heading up SOLID at MIT, tools to build a socially responsible web.

    8. hypercards

      short video description of HyperCard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roT9DhDPI9k

    9. Bush predicted some people would become professional “trail blazers,” providing guides through it all.

      As a librarian working with students raised in a digital world, I feel like librarians are the trail blazing guides for students :) A large part of my job is to make them think critically about information on the web and guide them though the overwhelming number of information sources.

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