06 August 2009


from wikipedia -- [on this day in 1991, british computer programmer tim berners-lee first posted files describing his idea for a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessible via the internet, to be called a "world wide web".]

a mere 18 years later, nearly every aspect of human life on earth has been irrevocably altered, our computers transformed from isolated calculating and word processing machines, to portals leading to the magnificent library that is world culture. we live in an age of wonders. here is an artist's visualization of the various routes through a portion of the internet -- click on the image to enlarge.

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