Life with a smartphone is like having a
New StatesmanLife with a smartphone is like having a second brain in your pocketNew StatesmanThe IBM Simon, however, was clunky and expensive (it cost $1,100)and it had no web browser, which isn't surprising, because Tim Berners-Lee had only come up with the idea a few years earlier. So the Simon remained a curiosity, an executive toy to place ...
Posted on 22 February 2017 | 2:07 am
World Wide Web Creator Calls for Internet
The Data Center JournalWorld Wide Web Creator Calls for Internet Decentralization & EncryptionThe Data Center JournalWhen World Wide Web was created in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, its purpose was for the web technology to be available to everyone, always, without any patents or royalties. Recently, as the Internet becomes more and more centralized, the creator of the ...
Posted on 21 February 2017 | 11:16 am
Impose income tax -- on robots? - WND.com
MarketWatchImpose income tax -- on robots?WND.com“He may be one of the world's pivotal computing pioneers, mentioned in the same exuberantly geeky breath as Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Tim Berners-Lee. His technological exploits may have earned him over $80 billion, making him the world's richest ...The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill GatesQuartzBill Gates: the robot that takes your job should pay taxes - YouTubeYouTubeEuropean parliament calls for robot law, rejects robot taxReutersThe Guardianall 235 news articles »
Posted on 20 February 2017 | 4:52 pm
Public asked to photograph 'secret
Art NewspaperPublic asked to photograph 'secret collection' of works stored in homes across the UKArt NewspaperA new initiative is urging people to locate and photograph 36,000 works in UK collections, which are publicly accessible as part of a tax-relief scheme. The new project, known as Open Inheritance Art (OIA), encourages the public to track down works ...
Posted on 20 February 2017 | 6:07 am
Tech regret: Five inventors who questioned
BBC NewsTech regret: Five inventors who questioned their creationsBBC NewsFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has spoken to the BBC about how people are withdrawing from the "connected world". In the interview, accompanied by a 5,500-word letter about the future of Facebook, he considers the failures of globalisation. It can't ...
Posted on 17 February 2017 | 7:50 am
Which mind-blowing Guinness World Record
1990: Without this event, you would not be reading this! Tim Berners-Lee creates the first hypertext browser, which launches later as the World Wide Web. 1989: Ah, 1989, a good year for juggling. Anthony Gatto broke the record in Taylor Swift's birth year ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:54 am
Opening doors to open data at the University
In 2009 Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee famously called for a step-change in our access to information. In a hugely influential TED talk he asked everyone – government, companies and organisations – to demand and provide “raw data, now”. Barriers to ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:36 am
Responsive Web Design: Where Do We Go From
And yet, Sir Tim Berners Lee had a vision for a web that was capable of going anywhere. Was he insane? Sir Tim’s vision for the web was that content could be created once and accessed from anywhere. Disparate but related pieces of “hypermedia ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:09 am
We all need a personal API in an age of
All of which brings us to question 2: what can we do about it? Speaking at IPEXPO in London last year, the web’s prime mover Sir Tim Berners-Lee said that members of the public must start to regard their own data as a personal asset, and take back ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
The OS that changed everything: happy 20th
There are many great days in the history of technology, from man walking on the moon to the invention of the world wide web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. One day that for better or worse will always be remembered was 20 years ago today, August 24, 1995 ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 8:36 am