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Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin, Ch. 18

Sep 17, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)

"Just what will inspire invention is infinitely variable.

"Ted Nelson says that his notion of hypertext was inspired by Vannevar Bush's 'As We May Think' and by S.T. Coleridge's poem 'Kubla Khan' (1798, published in 1816).

"Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee says that in his childhood home there was a book entitled Enquire Within upon Everything, a 'musty old book of Victorian advice.' What we now think of as the Web, was originally called 'Enquire...'"

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