The world wide web went live, on my physical desktop in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 1990. It consisted of one Web site and one browser, which happened to be on the same computer. The simple setup demonstrated a profound concept: that any person could share information with anyone else, anywhere. In this spirit, the Web spread quickly from the grassroots up. Today, at its 20th anniversary, the Web is thoroughly integrated into our daily lives.
Business Model for the Semantic Web - Design Issues This is more of a white paper than a technical note. It addresses that oft-asked question, "So how is the semantic web going to affect me?" Up to Design Issues Enterprise Application Integration and other stories Why, when XML gives us interoperability, do we need the Semantic Web?