September 20, 2007

The Purpose of the WWW

The NY Times just made its archives freely available. I'm deliberately avoiding this massive time-sink, but one article deserves, nay, demands, mention. The earliest article mentioning the existence of the 'World Wide Web,' (1993). Notable not for its hilariously outdated internet terminology, or its reminder that Al Gore took the initiative in creating the internet, but rather for the singular outstanding phrase, laying out the true purpose of the web in clear, indisputable terms.

...and the World Wide Web, which makes available physicists' research from many locations.

Truer words were never written.