English photographer and inventor most famous for taking Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (also known as The Horse in Motion) series of pictures that clearly show that all four legs of the animal come off the ground during a gallop. He displayed the sequence of these photographs in the zoopraxiscope, one of his inventions, to create one of the first “motion pictures”.
Muybridge is also known for the large photographs he took of the American West and the Yosemite Valley.
At a later time, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, remarked that he should have used slashes throughout the URL instead of dots (period signs) in the domain name. I wonder what would have happened to the file name and the extension? Would he have replaced the dot with the slash in it too? [more...]