Friday, March 13, 2009

The web is 20 years old today

It was on March 13, 1989 that Sir Tim Berners-Lee presented a paper on how scientists could share information via a computer network. In January of 1990, he implemented his idea into what became the world wide web.

Considering all the industries disrupted by his invention, Dr. Berners Lee should be grateful there is not a time machine.

The list of industries eager to send executives back in time and stop him would be long :

  • Recording industry
  • newspapers
  • television
  • movies
  • travel agencies
  • book publishing
  • magazine publishing
  • retail
  • airlines business travel
  • telephone
  • cable tv
Which ones have I missed?

1 comment:

  1. There's got to be some brilliant solution to the newspaper vs. Internet thing. Right? Why hasn't anyone thought of it yet?