What is Web? intro-what_is_web-all_talks.html — rev 16 April 2019 ➽ back to dir

The W W W W
Wonderful World Wide Web
Thank you Tim Berners-Lee!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/22/25_years_ago_worlds_first_website/ Biggest boost to human ability to share information since moveable type.
Now, here is the dirty truth:
The Web is not an "app".
The Web is not about visual design.
The Web is about TEXT, and linking together.
You can build all kinds of cool and trendy stuff on TOP of Web, and that's great.
But bottom line,
if it doesn't resolve to TEXT: able to be searched, manipulated, and READ,
and if it doesn't link to other pieces of TEXT
— it's not Web.