A timeline of the major milestones and small moments that have shaped the Web since 1989.
The safe option in a native jungle
Safari on the iPad utterly dominates tablet web traffic. Yet the experience of the web with tablet browsers is terrible, as users get an irritatingly
Convinced from spending hours reading rave reviews, Bob eagerly clicked "Proceed to Checkout" for his gallon of Tuscan Whole Milk and
This article has attracted millions of page views since it was written in 1996, but most sites *still* commit these basic usability bloopers.
Every day, governments and government agencies publish more data on the Internet. Sharing this data enables greater transparency; delivers more efficient public services; and encourages greater public and commercial use and re-use of government information. Some governments have even created catalogs or portals (such as data.gov) to make it easy for the public to find and use this data.
These are some of my early (1996 and before) essays on the Internet society. They were primarily aimed at the various excesses of enthusiasm awakened by the World Wide Web when it first broke in upon the social consciousness of America. I would doubtless write many of the essays quite differently if I were writing today, if only to reflect later developments. However, I think my observations have stood up very well in the face of these developments. I was, after all, generally writing about very fundamental principles.
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