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Tim Berners-Lee: Monopolies and Lack of Public Infrastructure Are Ruining the Web

The world wide web, the information space we all use to connect on the internet, is 29 years old. Its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, wants the world to come together to close the digital divide.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.12.18
World Wide Web

Long Live Gopher: The Techies Keeping the Text-Driven Internet Alive

The Gopher protocol isn’t supported by the modern web basically at all, but despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here’s how.
Ernie Smith
8.1.17
Features

Werner Herzog Has Met The Internet and It Is Us

In his new documentary "Lo And Behold," Werner Herzog explores the cave of never-forgotten dreams.
ALEX PASTERNACK
8.22.16
Motherboard Blog

'All Things Not Weezer' Was an Internet Paradise and Then We Paved Over It

There once was a place called All Things Not Weezer. And it is the reason I am who I am today.
Lex Berko
9.23.13
Motherboard Blog

Constant Dullaart, URL Killer

The strange comment Constant Dullaart left on my wall sounded like him, but I knew that it wasn't.
Nadja Sayej
5.8.13
Motherboard Blog

How the World Wide Web Wasn't Named "The Information Mine"

What's in a nerdy name?
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.12.12
Motherboard Blog

What the Biggest Internet Land Grab Ever .Means

h5. ^"Unleashing the global human imagination": Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO of ICANN^. Today, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization in charge of maintaining the Internet's address system, "opened the...
Brian Merchant
6.13.12
Motherboard Blog

What Does the Internet Look Like?

In 2007, _Popular Science_ broke important ground in Internet visualization theory—an ongoing effort to describe what happens behind our computer screens, or, more accurately, beyond them, inside Ethernet cables and satellites lying around in the upper...
Christine Smallwood
4.3.12
Motherboard Blog

What Online Internet Websites Looked Like in 2001

In 2001, the majority of Americans didn’t have the Internet.
ANNA JANE GROSSMAN
9.12.11
Motherboard Blog

A Warning About the "Dark Side" of the Web from the Birthplace of the Web

h5. CERN's computer storage facility On August 8, 1989, someone published a web page at "http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html":http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. It was...
Brian Anderson
8.8.11