Web History 101, or How the Future is Unwritten

Auditorium Room A

In 1989 computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote “Information Management: A Proposal” to persuade CERN management that a global hypertext system was in their interests. That proposal gradually grew into what we now call the World Wide Web.

This originating document contains not only the bits that would later become the Web, but also features for a future we’ve yet to realize. In this talk, we’ll take a look at some of those highlights and focus them on the world of publishing, proposing solutions to problems we’re still attempting to solve and fostering ideas for further daydreaming.

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