Lessons from the Web’s massively parallel development

“How did Web grow so quickly? In the 36 months from January of 1993 to December of 1995, HTML went from being an unknown protocol to being to being the pre

“How did Web grow so quickly? In the 36 months from January of 1993 to December of 1995, HTML went from being an unknown protocol to being to being the pre-eminent tool for designing electronic interfaces, decisively displacing almost all challengers and upstaging online services, CD-ROMs, and a dozen expensive and abortive experiments with interactive TV, and it did this while having no coordinated center, no central R&D effort, and no discernible financial incentive for the majority of its initial participants.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE