Way before the World Wide Web (WWW) was created, Ted Nelson described Xanadu, a global network of computers in his books “Computer Lib / Dream Machines” (1974) and “Literary Machines” (1981).
The invention of the World Wide Web is credited to Sir Tim Berners-Lee who created the global network while working at CERN, a high-energy physics organisation in Europe. In his original proposal for the WWW, Sir Tim had put Ted Nelson’s “Getting it out of our system” as the first reference.
How many times can button be pressed in a second? The record, set in 1980s, is 16 times per second by Japanese executive and gamer, Toshiyuki Takahashi. Check out the button mashing video at YouTube. His official web site is at 16shot. [more...]