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The key thing about CERN was that the people who work there are spread across the planet a lot of the time: HTML - and more importantly HTTP - were designed to solve exactly the problem of sharing information with a widely dispersed geographical community all of whom would be publishing data. It followed on from gopher in some pretty obvious ways but was much less structured, which is its main beauty.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 at 05:33:14 AM EST
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As an aside, it's only now, with people producing content all over the place that the original vision for the web is being fulfilled - the phase of company brochure sites was painful to watch.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 at 06:02:16 AM EST
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And we're doing it by working around the shortcomings of the current publicaiton model, as well.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 at 06:02:55 AM EST
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