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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

And now, a brief definition of the web - The Verge

Analysing what the web is. It’s not the technology stack.

To count as being part of the web, your app or page must:

  1. Be linkable, and
  2. Allow any client to access it.

I think that’s a pretty good definition.

Mind you, I think this is a bit rich in an article published on The Verge:

The HTML web may be slow and annoying and processor intensive, but before we rush too fast into replacing it, let’s not lose what’s good about it.

Excuse me? Slow, annoying, processor-intensive web pages have nothing to do with the technology, and everything to do with publishers like The Verge shoving bucketloads of intrusive JavaScript trackers into every page view.

Still, we can agree on this:

Preserving the web, or more specifically the open principles behind it, means protecting one of the few paths for innovation left in the modern tech world that doesn’t have a giant company acting as a gatekeeper.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Make Your Own Wine » Blog Archive » Free Culture Movement - Open Source Wine?

Can the concept of free culture be applied to wine? Ryan O'Connell thinks so.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

OpenID usability is not an oxymoron | FactoryCity

Chris has written an in-depth critique of the state of OpenID, focusing strongly on usability.