100 Ideas that Changed the Web by Jim Boulton

By Jim Boulton

This leading edge name seems on the historical past of the internet from its early roots within the examine tasks of the USA govt to the interactive on-line international we all know and use today.

Fully illustrated with photographs of early computing apparatus and the interior tale of the web world's movers and shakers, the e-book explains the origins of the Web's key applied sciences, comparable to hypertext and mark-up language, the social rules that underlie its networks, resembling open resource, and artistic commons, and key moments in its improvement, resembling the flow to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later principles examine the origins of social networking and the newest advancements on the net, equivalent to The Cloud and the Semantic Web.

Following the layout of the former titles within the sequence, this ebook could be in a brand new, smaller layout. It presents an educated and interesting illustrated historical past of our so much used and fastest-developing know-how.

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Then there was social search, based on what your friends are searching for. Now, with Google Glass, there is augmented search, where Google can see and hear, as well as read. Baidu and Yandex hold their own in China and Russia, but Google is still the search engine of choice for nine out of ten people around the world. Whatever the future holds for search, you can be sure that Google and its PageRank algorithm will play a role. ‘In 1998, the future of the Web had arrived. ’ The thousands of metres of pipe that line the inside of Google data centres are painted in the Google colours not only because it’s fun, but also to designate which is which.

The term WiFi was coined by Interbrand in 1999, and we have not looked back since. Liberated from our desks, we use WiFi to surf the Web, send email, find our location and make phone calls. Wireless networking has taken the Web mobile. The next time you make a call or use a WiFi network, say a quiet thank you to a beautiful actress with a head for numbers. ‘Immaterials: Light painting WiFi’ by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen at the Oslo School of Architecture & Design explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks by light-painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs.

They all ran on TCP/IP. Once they were on the internet, all these previously isolated networks could talk to one another. Kahn’s vision had been realized. Kahn and Cerf get the glory but, like most things, the success of TCP/IP is down to many people. Chief among them perhaps is Postel. ’ The inside of the converted bread van from which the first message was sent over the internet. ’ 38 The self-publishing revolution IDE A No 16 DESKTOP PUBLISHING For 1,500 years, paper and ink dominated written communication.

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