Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Internet turns 25, kicked out by NSA parents

CC Liu, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly; Pat Morrison, AirTalk (, Happy Birthday WWW! The World Wide Web turns 25, March 12, 2014
The Internet has always existed except for when it didn't, and that went on until 25 years ago today. Then this DARPA military tool was turned on civilians (BuddhaDog/

Bongo in a "Life in Hell" manual (DYT)
It's nearly impossible to imagine life in 2014 without the Internet, but 25 years ago the Web was just a twinkle in the eye of a computer scientist named Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
In March 1989, he wrote a paper proposing an "information management" system that grew into what we know today as the Web. A quarter century of Internet connectivity has brought us countless technical innovations (and cute cat videos) and has fundamentally changed our lives and the way we interact with each other.
I became addicted as a kid.
But has it all been for the better? Most young adults can't remember life without the Internet as our level of connectivity expanded from the desktop computer to smartphones to wearable spy technology.
We've come a long way in a short period of time, so can we even imagine what the future will bring? 

OMG, what are they doing! (
Two Internet visionaries give differing views of how the Web has changed us and what the next 25 years will bring. LISTEN TO AUDIO (28:39)

GUESTS: Host Pat Morrison with Jaron Lanier, computer scientist and author of Who Owns the Future? and Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine in 1993 and author of the book, What Technology Wants.
10-year-old addict gets his daily fix on an Apple tablet (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images).
Art by Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama) for Apple, Inc.

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