Sunday 7 June 2009

Would the Slow Wide Web still be revolutionary?

Its quite interesting watching someone use some 50 year old IT equipment to connect to the Web - the amazing thing is that it still works and in this case we see words from Wikipedia appear on a text-based browser slowly transmitted as a final step over an antique modem:

But if the Internet was restricted this way today - delivered at the speed of this antique modem - would something like Wikipedia have been able to have such a revolutionary impact as it has today? I wonder.

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