INTERNET NOT DONE YET
Some two decades after the creation of the World Wide Web, its inventor says the work is far from over.
Tim Berners-Lee encouraged fellow scientists at his former particle physics laboratory in Switzerland to look to the future.
“The rate of development and innovation on the Web is actually getting faster and faster all the time,” Berners-Lee said at a ceremony at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN. “The Web is not all done. It’s just the tip of the iceberg.”
Berners-Lee first proposed the Web 20 years ago, in 1989, while developing ways to control computers remotely at CERN. He didn’t begin writing software until October 1990, and his browser wasn’t working until later that year.
WEB WORLD FOR MUSIC FANS
Music fans who want to mix games and social networking while listening to songs on the Internet now have a site called Loudcrowd, created in part by developers behind “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero.”
The site made its public debut at the South By Southwest Festival, an annual gathering for music, film and new media fans and insiders in Austin, Texas.
Dan Ogles, one of its co-founders, hails from Harmonix — the video game developer behind “Rock Band” as well as “Guitar Hero” before that game’s development was transferred to another studio.
With Loudcrowd, he said, “we were trying to take the experience of ‘Guitar Hero’ and make that more social,” beyond the living room to the Internet, where people are spending more and more of their social lives.
— Associated Press