Galactic Network Interweb
~ 05 April 2007 ~
In “A Brief History of the Internet” (tripped over it doing related research yesterday) authors Barry M. Leiner et al. write:
The first recorded description of the social interactions that could be enabled through networking was a series of memos written by J.C.R. Licklider of MIT in August 1962 discussing his “Galactic Network” concept. He envisioned a globally interconnected set of computers through which everyone could quickly access data and programs from any site. In spirit, the concept was very much like the Internet of today.
Love that term, “Galactic Network.” Part of me wishes it would have stuck, if merely to refer to myself as Galactic Network Architect.
In fact, I propose we rechristen the internet as the Galactic Network Interweb. Very Web 3.0, is it not?
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