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100 Ideas that Changed the Web

100 Ideas that Changed the Web

My book, 100 Ideas that Changed the Web, is out. You should all rush out and…

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Digital Revolution

After 18 months work, Digital Revolution is finally here. An exhibition of digital art, design, film, music,…

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/Root – a degenerative algorithm

The Space is a website for artists and audiences to create and explore new digital art.…

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The Nexus Browser

Tim Berners-Lee made the first website, and the first web browser, on a NeXT Cube running…

The Trojan Room Coffee Pot

The first Web celebrity was a coffee pot

Back in 1991 at Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory. Quentin Stafford-Fraser worked in the Trojan Room. The…

GeoCities screenshots captured from Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied’s Tumblr ‘One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age’.

GeoCities – where many of us lost our HTML virginity

Founded in 1994, Beverly Hills Internet was a Web hosting business based in California. In mid-1995,…

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Digital Revolution at the Barbican

I’m very happy to be involved with Digital Revolution, an exhibition at the Barbican next summer…

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You haven’t lived until you’ve died in a MUD

When student friends Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle created Multi-User Dungeon at Essex University in the…

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single click

Released in 1897, ‘The Haverstraw Tunnel’ was a silent movie featuring a train travelling along the…

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Viewpoint: The Argument

The excellent Viewpoint magazine explores  the way we will live. In the latest issue, No 32:…

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Hey you, Get Off Of My Cloud

On June 24th 1993, Severe Tire Damage performed the first live concert on the Net. Their…

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The secret history of WiFi

In 1933, the most popular film was King Kong but the most talked about was Ecstasy,…