We should work toward a universal linked information system, in which generality and portability are more important than fancy graphics techniques and complex extra facilities.
The aim would be to allow a place to be found for any information or reference which one felt was important, and a way of finding it afterwards. The result should be sufficiently attractive to use that it the information contained would grow past a critical threshold, so that the usefulness the scheme would in turn encourage its increased use.
Sendall wrote ‘Vague, but exciting’ on that proposal.
In 1996 I built my first website (for a friend's band) which started me on a career that I still love to this day.
Happy 30th birthday World Wide Web, and thank you Tim Berners-Lee.
My father always told me that the day we stop learning is the day we die. I wrote this as a sort of preparation for my 35th birthday last week. Some of these are poignant, others are simply trite; I attribute the latter to my growing sense of sentimentality as I age.
This will be me in a few short months (end of October fact fans), turning 35 and taking stock of life so far. I hope I can collate as witty and intelligent a list.
From Time Magazine:
It was at 1.58pm on January 28, 1958 that then-Lego head Godtfred Kirk Christiansen filed a patent for the iconic plastic brick with its stud and hole design. Since then, the company has made a staggering 400 billion Lego elements, or 62 bricks for every person on the planet. And if stacked on top of one another, the pieces would form 10 towers reaching all the way from the Earth to the Moon.
I've also found out from the various press materials released by Lego today that there are 4 billion LEGO minifigs in the world, which makes them the largest population group on earth. Let's give them the vote.