Happy Birthday: WWW

World Wide Web (WWW) launches in the public domain

On April 30, 1993, four years after publishing a proposal for “an idea of linked information systems,” computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee released the source code for the world’s first web browser and editor. Originally called Mesh, the browser that he dubbed WorldWideWeb became the first royalty-free, easy-to-use means of browsing the emerging information network that developed into the internet as we know it today.

Berners-Lee was a fellow at CERN, the research organization headquartered in Switzerland. Other research institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University had developed complex systems for internally sharing information, and Berners-Lee sought a means of connecting CERN’s system to others. He outlined a plan for such a network in 1989 and developed it over the following years. The computer he used, a NeXT desktop, became the world’s first internet server. Berners-Lee wrote and published the first web page, a simplistic outline of the WorldWideWeb project, in 1991. [...]  Read More

Why Can’t We Be Friends? The “KLT” Factor

While I was driving to a client’s business the other day, a song came on the radio that I thought would be appropriate for a good blog.  The song was “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by WAR (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHmmjnEdtx8)

At first, I thought: “what a great theme song for Facebook” <for obvious reasons>.  But, then I thought about business and the KLT-factor (Know, Like & Trust).


Getting to Know You

This is when customers first hear about your company, your brand story and what you sell. Making a great first impression is important. So where do people get to know your company? [...]  Read More