• Ze Frank’s web playroom
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    Ze Frank’s web playroom

    Every presentation needs this slide in it. (Laughter) It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Do you see? All the points, all the lines — it’s incredible. It is the network; and in my case, the network has been important in media, because I get to connect to people. Isn’t it amazing? Through that, I connect to people. And the way that I’ve been doing it has been multifaceted. For example, I get people to dress up their vacuum cleaners. (Laughter) I put together projects like Earth Sandwich, where I ask people to try and simultaneously place two pieces of bread perfectly opposite each other on the Earth. And people started laying bread…

  • Tim Berners-Lee: The next Web of open, linked data
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    Tim Berners-Lee: The next Web of open, linked data

    Time flies. It’s actually almost 20 years ago when I wanted to reframe the way we use information, the way we work together: I invented the World Wide Web. Now, 20 years on, at TED, I want to ask your help in a new reframing. So going back to 1989, I wrote a memo suggesting the global hypertext system. Nobody really did anything with it, pretty much. But 18 months later — this is how innovation happens — 18 months later, my boss said I could do it on the side, as a sort of a play project, kick the tires of a new computer we’d got. And so he…

  • Kevin Kelly: The next 5,000 days of the web
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    Kevin Kelly: The next 5,000 days of the web

    The Internet, the Web as we know it, the kind of Web — the things we’re all talking about — is already less than 5,000 days old. So all of the things that we’ve seen come about, starting, say, with satellite images of the whole Earth, which we couldn’t even imagine happening before, all these things rolling into our lives, just this abundance of things that are right before us, sitting in front of our laptop, or our desktop. This kind of cornucopia of stuff just coming and never ending is amazing, and we’re not amazed. It’s really amazing that all this stuff is here. (Laughter) It’s in 5,000 days,…