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Today’s article would be a delight for airplane enthusiasts – there are witty snippets of information on the evolution of airplanes with photographs. When innovations in airplane design were happening, the engineers envisioned an even brighter future for aviation. Yet, today’s Boeing 707 is similar to its “grandfather” Boeing 787. In fact, 707 is slower than 787. The predicted exponential change did not happen for Aviation. The writer predicts similar future for information technology. His point is that innovations in web, software, or hardware technologies too are now stymied by economic, social and technical barriers – barriers that we had rather not cross. Linking important parts of the history of computing and internet, the writer attempts to make a persuasive case.

http://idlewords.com/talks/web_design_first_100_years.htm

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