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(Wired)   It's the end of the web as we know it. Do you feel fine?   (wired.com) divider line 7
    More: Interesting, David Gelernter, World Wide Web, National Endowment for the Arts  
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2013-02-01 10:34:31 AM  
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kab: So it's more or less a different view of how things work now?  OK.

The other change that is happening, and will continue to, is basically web 'unification', thanks mainly to social media.   That unification will continue its slow merge with the commerce side of things.  The final step there is to get all users onto the same browsing platform so it can then be limited (ie, enjoy your no-script plugins while you have them), because gosh-darn it, content should be seen the same way by everyone.

And the wild-west, anything goes net you might have grown up with will by and large be history.


It already is: behold, a website that greenlights the same links to the same sites day after day.
2013-02-01 09:42:10 AM  
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Crikey.  That article was worse than Necromancer.
2013-02-01 09:26:10 AM  
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Land Ark: When the first smart phone applications came out and were largely useful and served a purpose I thought that it was what the Internet was supposed to be in the first place. And I thought it spelled the beginning of the end of web browsing. There is always going to be a need for Wiki and Google and the results they generate, but static web pages that only provide information and cost the owner money to host will likely fade away.

And how come no one calls it the Information Super Highway anymore?

/Looked at my old Tripod site last night and saw a page of "Stuff I like"d and noticed the Netscape icon. Boy, I was living on the edge in those days.


Google Shopping used to be my favorite site. I could find a low price on anything for sale. Google changed Shopping to a pay to list site for sellers. I need organized information clearly presented in order to make an informed buying decision.

It's worthless to me now. If anyone knows of a site that does what Google Shopping does, send me a postcard please.
2013-02-01 09:23:56 AM  
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I want some of what he's smoking since he's clearly tripping balls.

/One word: Timecube
2013-02-01 09:19:08 AM  
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When the first smart phone applications came out and were largely useful and served a purpose I thought that it was what the Internet was supposed to be in the first place. And I thought it spelled the beginning of the end of web browsing. There is always going to be a need for Wiki and Google and the results they generate, but static web pages that only provide information and cost the owner money to host will likely fade away.

And how come no one calls it the Information Super Highway anymore?

/Looked at my old Tripod site last night and saw a page of "Stuff I like"d and noticed the Netscape icon. Boy, I was living on the edge in those days.
2013-02-01 09:16:38 AM  
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The space-based web we currently have will gradually be replaced by a time-based worldstream. It's already happening, and it all began with the lifestream

Yes, but which of the four simultaneous days is this occurring in?
2013-02-01 09:15:51 AM  
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So in the end it's LILO and the good stuff that SHOULD STAND THE TEST OF TIME gets shoved to the back of the DRAWER and ends up in an unreachable pile along with paper clips, a rubber band, two or three thumbtacks and the odd bit of porn hidden from the supervisor.

Project Gutenberg destroys time. It makes time irrelevant.

My latest pics of my boobs or Justin Bieber's thoughts on macaroni destroy Project Gutenberg. They make Project Gutenberg irrelevant.
 
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