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20 years ago Tim B-Lee worked out the www. artifact!

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I do all kinds of things here. I copy in snippets of images, I quote other news items, I write about myself and what I have experienced, I tell the blogosphere about my computing issues and sometimes I record historical moments. And since this is a weblog, I can’t think of a better place to note that www came into common usage about 20 years ago. Here is a quote from that greatest of sources NY Times:

A 1992 paper by Berners-Lee and Cailliau pointed the way to future usage: “The W3 worldview is of documents referring to each other by links,” they wrote. “For its likeness to a spider’s construction, this world is called the Web.”That single spidery word, capitalized or uncapitalized, would bear countless offspring. The online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary catalogs some of the most common web compounds, like web address, web browser, webcam, webcast, web crawler, web developer, web design, webinar, weblog, webmaster, webmistress, web page, web publisher, web server, web site, web surfer and webzine. (The O.E.D. might have gone overboard by including a couple of iffy web-words: webliography, for a Web-based bibliography, and webmeister, a silly alternative to webmaster.)

But that’s not all: weblog, first used in 1997 on Jorn Barger’s “Robot Wisdom Weblog,” made lexical history two years later when Peter Merholz playfully shortened it to blog. Blog soon begat a whole new generation of techno-neologisms in the blogosphere, where bloggers compile blogrolls, celebrate blogiversaries and suffer from blogorrhea. The vowel of blog can mutate, as when law blogs are called blawgs or requests via blog posts are called blegs (combining blog and beg). The “b” in these words is all that remains from its ancestor, Berners-Lee’s Web, and even that slim vestige can be lost when blog blends with other words, as in vlog (a video blog) and splog (a spam blog).

So there it is much ado about Web this and that!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/13 at 12:09

Can you believe it? The LHC is not big enough

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and the really important proton collisions haven’t happened yet in CERN’s current LHC. But the next collider is going to be linear! Link

Circular or linear or wiggly, or??????

I am intrigued by Big and Small science, especially when an apt writer like Olivia Judson writes those sidebar stories about the biology of our biosphere!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/07/27 at 16:06

The image of scientists celebrating the LHC restart got my attention

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BBC.co.uk offered a photo gallery today marking the re-start of the LHC big bang machine. I skitched this pic because it evoked the celebration mood of big science with the re-starting of this biggest of big science venues in the world.

 

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/21 at 07:24

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider via Scobleizer

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Robert Scoble does a lot of tech video. A great example of his work and instructive experience is in this link about the LHC at CERN.

And if you would like to find out much more about the LHC go here!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/04/26 at 09:07