Friday, October 01, 2004

In the beginning...

...there was the web. What started out as a simple way to view and share information in the early 1990's has exploded into a very complex, but very informative system that connects the world. For the overly curious, you can view a brief history of the Web and it's building blocks at the W3C site. W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium and is the main organizational driver for the current and future state of the web.

So, why do you care? Well, perhaps you don't. What if the web didn't exist? Can you imagine life without it? No more tracking of your packages through the major carriers. No more electronic bill payments. No more downloading of digital music. You would have to wait for the 5pm news instead of reading about the news as it occurs. You wouldn't be reading this blog.

So what is this blog, you ask? It's really nothing more than a collection of my thoughts and comments, probably more things that you don't care about. I'm willing to bet that some folks do, however. Folks that I don't know yet, folks I may never meet, it doesn't matter. What matters is that the Web provides us the current, single most important opportunity to share our information and knowledge in a digital forum. This blog will attempt to contribute to that knowledge and expand it through conversation and debate with others around the world. Hopefully, that knowledge will become more powerful and usable as a result.

Welcome to my "digital world"!

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