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I went spelunking down the caves of the web’s history today. I went digging through the original proposal that Tim Berners-Lee presented to his boss, the late Mike Sendall. I explored the design issues that were raised in the creation the World Wide Web. I rifled through the initial vocabulary of HTML. I watched a video from the web’s twentieth anniversary featuring Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, and Jean-François Groff.

I was able to do all this because my computer was connected to the internet and I was running a piece of software that understood HTTP, URLs, and HTML’s A element.

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# Liked by Charles Stanhope on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 2:04pm

Previously on this day

8 years ago I wrote Fanfare for the common breakpoint

“Common” breakpoints are the new fold.

9 years ago I wrote Voice of the bot-hive

I for one welcome our new voice-activated algorithmic overlords.

12 years ago I wrote Open Data and Accessibility

I delivered the keynote presentation at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.