Category Archives: Internet

Happy #InternautDay: World Wide Web turns 25!

Happy 25th birthday World Wide Web! Well, actually, as reported here, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted on March 9th 1991 a draft of WWW/HTTP to his boss, Mike Sendall, who was not really excited about it… On August 6th the very … Continue reading

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The real value of stuff running in our smartphones (compared to 30 years ago)

Well, I know it’s quite unfair but yet it’s still amazing. Just imagine all the stuff running within our smartphone (the kind of stuff we all take for granted, now). A book, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think … Continue reading

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Enter HIP – Human IP address: the Internet of Human Beings

A recent Forbes story has sparkled speculations about IP addresses being assigned to each and every human being. Besides the Science-Fiction scenario, it seems logical to assign to all living human beings an IP address hence bypassing any further IDs, … Continue reading

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May 26th 1995: Bill Gates writes about the “Internet Tidal Wave”

20 years have gone since this internal memo, aimed at Microsoft Executives, in which Bill Gates himself talked about the “Internet Tidal Wave” and provided a strategic point of view for a MS-dominated ‘Net; the memo surfaced during the prolonged … Continue reading

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A pocketful of early Internet Service Providers greeting packs from 1994.

Digging in my vintage-computer mess, I found this pack from Xmas 1994 – labelled Software ETC.   I barely reminded that a long-time friend, Claudio, brought me this stuff from a trip in the USA – where early Internet was … Continue reading

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How the future of electronic communications looked like in 1982: Compuserve’s “Welcome to someday”

$5 per hour: that’s how much it cost in 1982 to get on the ‘Net. Well, actually, not Internet: just Compuserve, with its e-mail services. As Wikipedia reports: The original CompuServe Information Service, later rebranded as CompuServe Classic, was shut … Continue reading

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BitCloud: a new internet infrastructure from Bitcoin creators

Decentralized internet? A more user-centric network? This is what some Bitcoin creators are trying to model… “We will have to start by decentralizing the current Internet, and then we can create a new Internet to replace it.” Called Bitcloud, they … Continue reading

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2013: IEEE estimates some 11 billion devices connected to the Internet

As of today, there are 10.95 billion devices connected to the Internet. Compare that with only 500 million connected devices 6 years ago (back in 2007). [Source: IEEE.org]

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