Wednesday, April 2, 2008


The eBook Reporter has put together a timeline for ebooks that starts in 1971. Reading through it reminded me of my first glimpse of the World Wide Web back some time in the 1990s. I had been using the internet at that point, but couldn't really conceive of the internet with images (which is the way I had heard the WWW described). I was taking a typography class taught by George Tuck and he had us all squeeze into his little office so we could see the computer that had Mosaic on it.

I particularly remember that in our discussion afterward we talked about how in the future publications would probably list URLs as commonly as phone numbers or addresses, and how weird that would be.

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