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CNET News: Legacy: A Brave New World Wide Web

Apr 15, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Yamamoto)

"Andreessen and his old colleague Mittelhauser see this as a natural outgrowth of the Heartland values shared by those who developed Mosaic, part of a geek ethos rooted in the early days of the personal computer that was popularized well beyond technology during the Internet gold rush.

"'There is a long history in the Valley of practical people in engineering,' Andreessen said. 'It's part of the Midwest ethic of egalitarianism.'

"Even today, long after the so-called browser wars were presumed dead, this philosophy continues among developers. Those dedicated to 'open source' software--perhaps the most egalitarian technology of all--hope to further the original Mosaic cause through their Mozilla browser project..."

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