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Re: Web History Timeline Project

From: Max Froumentin <maxf@webfoundation.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:34:13 +0200
Cc: public-webhistory@w3.org
Message-Id: <8C3B2438-E1DF-4039-8981-88CA8896CB68@webfoundation.org>
To: John Allsopp <john@webdirections.org>
Hi John, 

I'm listening to the podcast right now, and looking at the timeline which is impressive.
I guess you're receiving a lot of feedback on things to add.

I could suggest a few myself, like Paul Otlet's Mundaneum. But I'd feel bad filling out the form myself, given that people from the Mundaneum are on this group and (I'm sure) reading this and (I hope) thinking of submitting the Mundaneum.

Personally, I would add Minitel, WAIS and Gopher. But you may have considered them already?

I'd also suggest adding a search box (hopefully timeline.js allows it). That way I could make sure you've got Roy Fielding's REST, Wiki Wiki Web, XML, the semantic web. Perhaps something about social networks (although I agree about boo.com), since I think it's worth some investigation from a historical point of view.


On 26 Sep 2012, at 02:10, John Allsopp <john@webdirections.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> a few folks here I know, some very well, others, hello.
> Some may have heard Eric (Meyer) and my chat on "the web behind" last
> week, which Eric mentioned on the CG wiki.
> http://5by5.tv/webahead/35
> During that, I announced the Web History Timeline project, which I've
> been working on, to create a more time/narrative based way of
> exploring the ideas and technologies of the history of the web.
> http://webdirections.org/history/
> It's not about things like the launch of boo.com, but browsers,
> servers and other software, languages, RFCs, specs, essays and
> publications, and so on.
> Breakthrough sites and applications, for example, the standards based
> Wired redesign are also the sort of thing I'm thinking about.
> It's very much a work in progress, and I'd love any and all suggestions.
> If you've got thoughts, suggestions, etc, please drop me an email
> john@webdirections.org
> or fill in this form
> http://www.webdirections.org/blog/the-web-history-timeline-project/
> thanks!
> john
> -- 
> John Allsopp
> Web Directions
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