Monthly Archives: August 2007

Thinking about getting an iPhone? — Say Hello to iPoor!

Bright idea from Steve Nojobs against buying an iPhone:

Think again. With iPoor on the scene, buying an iPhone is almost a humanitarian crime against yourself. Do you really want the iPhone’s sexy, metallic body when you can have colorful plastic? Here’s more reason to make your next purchase an iPoor.

It’s Beautiful
The iPoor is the most gorgeous and simple phone ever created. Its beautiful, colourful outer casing is bound to turn heads. The huge pink antenna is not only attractive but functional, providing an astonishing 25 foot range.

Stellar Battery Life
Life just got simpler. No other phone offers the reliability and simplicity of the iPoor. In the package are real maps you can use to easily locate the nearest available iBooths TM in your area. iBooths are now available at malls, restaurants, and other public places near you.

Much more…
iPoor iKick Poverty

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Aug. 6 1991 – Birth of WWW

[Via Wired], the world wide web becomes publicly available on the internet for the first time. The first announce was made by TBL Aug 6 1991 (not the 7 as written at Wired) on Internet.

Do you know why is it called the World Wide Web?
Here’s the answer of Tim Berners Lee:

Looking for a name for a global hypertext system, an essential element I wanted to stress was its decentralized form allowing anything to link to anything. This form is mathematically a graph, or web. It was designed to be global of course. ( I had noticed that projects find it useful to have a signature letter, as the Zebra project at CERN which started all its variables with “Z”. In fact by the time I had decided on WWW, I had written enough code using global variables starting with “HT” for hypertext that W wasn’t used for that.). Alternatives I considered were “Mine of information” (“Moi”, c’est un peu egoiste) and “The Information Mine (“Tim”, even more egocentric!), and “Information Mesh” (too like “Mess” though its ability to describe a mess was a requirement!).

A screenshot of the worldwideweb (the first GUI browser) later renamed Nexus to avoid the confusion of the client and the abstract space.

Screenshoot of the first GUI browser

Here is a list of people involved in the WWW project:

Please notice the address: 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland 🙂

Finally here you can see a copy of the first web page published on the Web.

Happy birthday WWW


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