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In 1960 Ted Nelson, the man who coined the term \"hypertext\", began work on his magnum opus -- Xanadu. In late April, after 54 years of development, the complex document builder and viewer was finally released with little to no fanfare at a Chapman University event. The concept behind the software

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on t

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The World Wide Web. It sounds like such a silly thing when you actually spell out those consecutive W's. Nowadays, we just say \"the internet,\" but once upon a time the web was a new and exciting thing. It was a massive communications breakthrough that captivated minds both young and old with the p

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Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we highlig

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When Tim Berners-Lee penned a memo to his boss at CERN in March 1989, he was looking for a better way to manage information about complex evolving systems. He proposed an interconnected network of information that would improve communication at the facility, but there was no way of knowing what a

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Ever wondered what the World Wide Web's illustrious history would look like if plotted in timeline form? Well, thanks to Google's \"Evolution of the web,\" you won't have to. The delectable chart traces the evolution of HTML, the web technologies that came alongside it and the browsers that've held

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Happy birthday, World Wide Web! Hard to believe you're turning 20 already. It seems like just yesterday we were hearing the pitter patter of little dial-up, delighting at the words \"you got mail,\" and getting frustrated when calling our friends and receiving that dreaded busy signal. You're all g

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Here in the US we're still looking for a knight in shining armor to protect our free and open internet, but in the UK they've found their guy. Now they just need some plate mail. It's Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, the man who first proposed the World Wide Web to the World Wide World in 1989. He'll

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The World Wide Web Consortium -- you know, the team responsible for certifying and standardizing HTML5 -- has put together its first table of official conformance test results, giving us an idea of how well prepared each of the most popular browsers is for the oncoming web standards revolution. The

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Last week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, led by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) became the subject of some debate when news spread that it was calling for a so-called \"internet kill switch\" which would give the President the power to shut down the whole darn thing

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Okay, so first things first -- we all know the world's on track to end in 2012, so it's not like this really matters. But if, just if it manages to survive (à la Y2K), you can pretty much bank on a mass reversal of culture as we all push aside our netbooks and return to the playground. Accor

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Today marks the twentieth anniversary of Sir Tim Berners-Lee's submission to CERN titled \"Information Management: A proposal.\" Over roughly the next year and a half he had built HTTP, HTML, WorldWideWeb (the first web browser), CERN httpd (the first server software), and the first web server (http:

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