WorldWideWeb is a hypertext browser/editor which allows one to read information from local files and remote servers. It allows hypertext links to be made and traversed, and also remote indexes to be interrogated for lists of useful documents. Local files may be edited, and links made from areas of text to other files, remote files, remote indexes, remote index searches, internet news groups and articles.
My favorite bit from the post:
This project is experimental and of course comes without any warranty whatsoever. However, it could start a revolution in information access.
They had no idea what they were on to. In 21 years this went from a side project in a science lab to one of the most important technological revolutions in human history.
* A little more UseNet fun with this 20 year timeline of significant posts and introductions, including the first mentions of Microsoft, Apple’s Lisa and Macintosh, cell phones, fax machines, Y2K, Linux, spamming and much more.
Flash for Android mobile devices is being discontinued, beginning with Android 4.1 — new installations of Flash to be disabled on August 15. Maybe this will hasten adoption of HTML5.
Adobe’s statement to developers:
HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively [...] that makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.
I have been looking for some ideas for a standing desk — something I could adjust up or down so I’m not sitting all the time. Or maybe just get a tall desk and either stand or use a bar stool when I want to sit. I don’t know what I want yet.
Anyway, I came across some ideas at this site, Ikeahackers.net. Someone posted a great looking idea for a standing desk using about $250 worth of Ikea pieces. I like it. There are some really good ideas on that site.
iFixit.org — The People Who Are Fixing the World — is a new project by the talented and helpful team at iFixit.com, the ‘free repair manual you can edit.’ I have used iFixit to get detailed instructions on upgrading our Macs and it’s been a really useful resource. You can find repair guides for all kinds of things—including game consoles, automobiles, cameras, household items and more. They have a free repair manual app for iPhone and iPad so you can download guides right from your mobile device.
On ifixit.org, we’ll be writing about the problems caused by our throwaway culture. [...] We’re going to profile repair gurus and share why people fix things.
For a fascinating illustration of the trend towards mobile computing, check out the short video (28 sec) below showing the history of some popular computing platforms, starting in 1975 and running up to the present. It includes some oldies like the TRS-80, Amiga, Atari, NeXT and Apple II as well as the now familiar Windows PC, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad.