The Network is the Computer is the Mind (is the World)
Pre-Web. Direct, immediate interchange of small bits of text, via e-mail and Usenet. Indirect, delayed interchange of large amounts of text, visual images and computer programs, via ftp.
Web. Direct, immediate interchange of images, sounds, and large amounts of text. Online publishing of articles, books, art and music. Interchange of computer programs, via ftp, is still delayed, indirect, and architecture-dependent.
Network Computing. Direct, immediate interchange of animations and computer programs as well as large texts, images and sounds. Enabled by languages such as Java, the Internet becomes a real-time software resource. Intelligent agents traverse the web carrying out specialized intelligent operations for their owners.
KeywordsComputer Architecture Network Computing Global Brain Connection Machine Thinking Machine
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