If in doubt, read the web

i’m reading some old web pages

here is the distributed source code for WorldWideWeb

it has a readme which says, among other things:

THIS FILE IS A VERY ABRIDGED VERSION OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEB. IF IN DOUBT, READ THE WEB DIRECTLY.

https://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/

It has a short history of Hypertext from 1991

If hypertext is one word, shouldn’t .html be .hml files? and then windows wouldn’t have had a extension length problem either, and we wouldn’t have need .htm files. hmm.

here’s a list of ways you can help supprt the web: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Helping.html

One of the bugs listed is that there aren’t any really smart intelligent search algorithms. I wonder if Tim regrets that wish. the suggestion here of referring to things like google search as a “knowbot” is adorable and sad

Recursive index and link tracing, Just think…

info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Bugs.html

this document makes me feel doomed