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   RE: [xml-dev] Better is better

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And it was free, paid for by DARPA grant money, 
the same folks who are now bringing credibility 
to the Semantic Web efforts.

There were better browsers, for certain, and some 
of us knew that the Internet was there, but with 
the exception of the IADS executables, AFAIK, no 
one was giving markup browsers away for free.  HTTP/URL 
and the work done on getting the delivery through 
the maze of Internet tech were the critical work. 
After that, the illusion that putting <a href="", 
clicking, getting a result and telling everyone that 
was "HTML programming" did the rest.

After awhile, it all washed out and became what 
was needed then and now.  That is as good as 
better has to be. "Celebrate good times, c'mon."


-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@rbii.com]

From my perspective, it was Mosaic that *really* caused it all to take off. 
That application brought people to the internet that would never have 
come otherwise, thereby generating the network effects. 


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