A Day That Will Live In…What?

October 29 was yesterday, and it was also famous for one or two things.  In 1929, the stock market collapsed, causing the great depression.  In 1969, common wisdom says, the Internet began its incursion into our lives (and where would we be without it?) by two researchers, Vint Cerf  and Robert Kahn.  Causing, you might say, the great expression. Cerf is now Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist. The Guardian has a fascinating article about the origins of the engine that is, 40 years later, driving our commerce, our social lives, and our entertainment. Former FT journalist Tom Forenski meanwhile, offers his birthday view that the Internet “devalues everything it touches”. Like newspapers.


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