Pondering the Web
In a lot of different ways!
The Web is an invention in its infancy. The ideas behind it have
been around for decades, but only recently has the technology
existed to support its explosion. There are many angles from which
to think about it, and there are a million directions it needs
Here are a few:
- I described Unreal Enterprises as "Another 'place' where
the real and the virtual meet." What did I mean? Some thoughts on real virtuality.
- Links as they exist in the Web today are only half there.
You can go from a link to a new page... but can you go from a
page to all the links aimed at that page? There are ways. It's
called Backward Linking.
- The biggest potential of the Web is its ability to give everyone
a voice. Expressing yourself is one of the best ways to use the
Web. That doesn't mean it's easy! The Web needs more original home pages.
- The Web does the most for me when it connects me with people
or groups that I get involved with in real life, or when it teaches
me something that's NOT about the Web. Real communities online,
not solely-online communities. It's already being done.
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Created 2 August 1995, last updated 8 August 1995, and copyright
by Rob Jellinghaus.