The Future of The World Wide Web

Predicting the future, regardless of the volume of caveats inserted by the purported sage, is a dangerous game: “I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.”—Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com and inventor of Ethernet, writing in a 1995 InfoWorld column. (Pogue) Needless to say, a brief such as this, ‘The future […]

Data Standardisation

The ubiquitous sharing and self-referential navigation that has characterised the web, and web 2.0 in particular, is the happy (and economically significant) result of the standardisation of documents and their connections through the implementation of technical guidelines such as HTML and API. The power of such coherent structures is manifest in the effect the web has […]