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On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 02:30:24PM -0500, Andrew Dubinsky wrote:
> This should put into context the correct growth period. You are correct
> in that the web grew at an astounding rate in the years following its
> release. However, after almost two years there were only 130 www sites
> in the entire world.
Keep in mind that my numbers started in April 2001, since that's when
archive.org first noticed XMethods.net. XML-RPC is 4 years old, and
SOAP is maybe 3.5(?). Unfortunately, I don't have any numbers before
April 2001, but if somebody has some, I'd love to include them.
FWIW, here's a great paper on network effects in hypertext systems;
Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. firstname.lastname@example.org