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Is that so much to ask?

in education & literacy

“Every time I type a web address into my browser, I don’t need to be taken to a fully immersive, cross-platform, interactive viewing experience,” said San Diego office manager Keith Boscone. “I don’t want to take a moment to provide my feedback, open a free account, become part of a growing online community, or see what related links are available at various content partners.” “All I want is to go to a website, enjoy it for the time I’ve decided to spend there, and then move on with my life,” he continued. “Is that so much to ask?”[1]

  1. Internet Users Demand Less Interactivity, 16-Jan-2013. [Online]. Available: http://www.theonion.com/articles/internet-users-demand-less-interactivity,30920/. [Accessed: 11-Mar-2014]. 

History of Internet

in history/presentation, expression & visualization

A short and abstract history of Internet with just right amount of technicality (for me at least). Mainly, two things were new to me. The first was that the documentary related the original conception of the Internet to the development of large centralized computers in 50s which demanded operators to work with them remotely. Second one was that at least 3 other networks (except ARPANET, military-research network) were fundamental in the development of Internet as we know it today: RAND military network in US, NPL commercial network in UK, and CYCLADES scientific network in France.

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