Posts Tagged ‘Web’

Looking back to IWMW 2003

May 9, 2016

I was recently approached by Brian Kelly, who runs UK Web Focus, about writing a blog item about a workshop I ran at the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) in 2003. This would form part of a series of blog posts on the conference, which has been running for almost twenty years.

After a few days of dredging memories from deep within my brain, the blog post is written and is now published on the IWMW website.

The 2003 workshop was about Web-based research expertise systems and, in particular, work I had been leading at the University of Nottingham on the East Midlands Research Expertise Database (EMRED).

It was a long time ago, and a lot has changed, both in terms of technology and in the way universities now handle their engagements with business. So it’s been a fascinating exercise to pause for a moment and look back.

Progressive web apps

April 21, 2016

Interesting article in Wired on how the open Web is responding to the rise of closed, proprietary apps.

https://www.wired.com/2016/04/wait-web-isnt-really-dead-google-made-sure/?mbid=social_twitter

It was twenty years ago today

November 12, 2010

It seems incredible, but it’s true: the Web is officially twenty years old today. Tim Berners-Lee’s original proposal was submitted to his bosses at CERN on this day in 1990. There was apparently little or no initial enthusiasm or, indeed, response. Although years later a copy sent to one of them, Mike Sendall, was found with the following words scrawled on the front cover: ‘vague, but exciting’.

You can read the original at: http://www.w3.org/Proposal.html

Tim Berners-Lee describes the initial efforts in the following video talk: http://data.gov.uk/resources#content-area