I think it's incumbent on us all to give thanks to this guy.

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  1. HamYai

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    Hear, hear.

    I'll second that motion.

    PS. I am Anglo saxon. (Doesn't make me a bad perso) n:tongue:
     
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    wiki's answer to the question is this.

    Success has many parents, failure only a few.
    The Internet was originally developed by DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as a means to share information on defense research between involved universities and defense research facilities. Originally it was just email and FTP sites as well as the Usenet where scientists could question and answer each other. It was originally called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork). The concept was developed starting in 1964, and the first messages passed were between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in 1969. Leonard Kleinrock of MIT had published the first paper on packet switching theory in 1961. Since networking computers was new to begin with, standards were being developed on the fly. Once the concept was proven, the organizations involved started to lay out some ground rules for standardization.

    One of the most important was the communications protocol, TCP/IP, developed by Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn in 1974. Robert Metcalfe is credited with Ethernet which is the basic communication standard in networked computers.
    Tim Berners-Lee perhaps specified technological applicability and / or linguistic construction of HTML while working at CERN, is chiefly credited for the ease of use and wide public adoption of the web. Here is his website: w3.org
    Al Gore really did have a substantial part in the US legal framework and governmental issues related to the internet He never said he invented it.
     
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    There was an internet before the web. Nothing like a good Gopher or Telnet session. All text and every picture you had to download seperately, ahhh the good ole days.

    And Robert Caillau can't be knighted, he's not British :smile:
     
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    They can come to the party, too.:smile:
     
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    All hail who ever the hell founded / created the net!
     
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    And I don't wann appear ungrateful or 'owt, but could he/they/it please now make the fkn thing go faster?:wink:
     
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    We used to have these thıngs called books, that were stored in central depositories called libraries. When you wanted to learn something and you didn't have the correct book, you could go to the library, find the relevant books and read up about it! You could even borrow the book for two weeks at a time.

    We are all so much smarter now! I wonder how people in the olden days were ever able to split atoms, go to the moon, invent the steam engine, find the cure for polio, or learn how to use a bidet?
     
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    Don't ever take wiki as the bible. Students will lose points, some will receive a failing grade if it's discovered that they use wiki as a source since it's not clear what's true and what's not. One angry son put up erroneous information about his father as an act of revenge, I'll see if I can dig up the link to the story.

    Before the web, uhh, we traded information many ways, none as fast as the web though. I'm sure he'd bash his head into a well if he sees the way the web is used now, but even that doesn't undermine the benefits. I think.
     
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    I beg to differ.

    He was sitting at home, nursing a large glass of whisky, his VCR was broken and he thought "Jeez, I sure could use some porn, right now".:biggrin1:
     
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    True, but if he has a heart its broken if he sees how much hate and ignorance is perpetuated.

    Second, a VERY real danger of the web is misinformation about health and politics. Politics concern me now because most people don't even know the difference between a direct quote and an indirect quote.

    Nor do they check the Terms of Conditions for "news" *cough* blog with lots of make-up, on sites where the TOC excuses them from most liabilities. There are often linked and spread erroneous, IRRATIONAL news. The average web-user doesn't know if they're reading news or a blog disguised as news.
     
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    Obviously, I could have used some guidance... :wink:
     
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    exwhysee - great link to make your point. Peter Pan will forever be perverted in my eyes now.
     
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    It is a very catchy tune for porn...I can't get it out of my head now... :redface:

    All these guys unzip their flies for porn porn porn
     
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    It's true... porn is probably the the Internets largest resource. Thanks to the guy who created it though.
     
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