The Net At 40
Online shopping, chat rooms, streaming video — guess what pioneered these technologies for the mainstream Web.
December 26, 2009 From the moment a Carnegie Mellon researcher figured out that a colon and a parenthesis could make a face, the Internet has provided its own unique additions to popular culture. Lolcats, Rickrolling and Star Wars kid are just a few examples of an entirely new form of culture that came into its own over the past decade.
November 21, 2009 These days, if you want to find a fling, a friend or a cheap used sofa, you might check craigslist. But decades before Craig Newmark posted his first list, computer users all over the country were connecting through electronic bulletin boards.
November 15, 2009 When was the last time you actually set pen to paper and mailed off a personal letter to someone? It's probably been awhile — and the man responsible is Ray Tomlinson. In 1971, Tomlinson changed the way the world communicated when he invented e-mail.