O'Reilly logo

How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, Tenth Edition by Timothy Edward Downs, Ron White

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 19. How the Web Puts It All at Your Fingertips

Image

Just a few editions ago when I got to this part of the book, I used to compare the World Wide Web to a Model A Ford. It got us where we wanted to go in cyberspace, but it was cantankerous and slow—slated for better things, to be sure, but at some time in the far, far future. And no one today could imagine what an enormous, pervasive effect the Internet is going...blah, blah, blah.

The far future’s not as far off as it used to be. In just a few years, the Web has lost most symptoms of terminal crankiness. It’s turned out to be a bomb for tasks that would have seemed a natural. (Ordered any ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required