World Wide Web envisioned in 1934
NYTimes.com | The Web Time Forgot by Alex Wright | link
In 1934 one man envisioned an interconnected network that would provide a method of sharing text, images, and video. Paul Otlet imagined a system comprised of telegraphs and index cards that connected via symbolic links. To have such a concept in 1934 is nothing short of astounding.
As the Mundaneum museum prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday, the curators are planning to release part of the original collection onto the present-day Web. That event will not only be a kind of posthumous vindication for Otlet, but it will also provide an opportunity to re-evaluate his place in Web history.
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