A world without the Internet
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Its designers were oriented toward academic issues and lacked the funding to build the web with a top-down, centralized structure.
They weren’t looking to monetize the internet.
They had no interest in fashioning a big, for-profit company.
They insisted that users would create the internet’s content, and foresaw that those users would become the writers, editors, publishers, and producers, The internet wouldn’t have executives. It would never go public.
We often don't like what we say we like. We come to enjoy things we thought we hated and we are poor at predicting what we will possibly like.
We can't articulate the reasons we prefer one thing over another. We often decide we like something without cause or like something that was subtly suggested.
In 1963, before Arpanet, the proto-internet, and way before the launch of Google, two men sent the first known long-distance computer query.
Research engineer Charles Bourne and computer programmer Leonard Chaitin forgot about their experiment for about three decades, not knowing what it would become.
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