If one changes the tools of thinking available to a child, his mind will have a radically different structure. ~Lev Vygotsky, Mind in Society
As the song by Cher promises, “If I could turn back time…”
Well, now you and I can turn back time to see the rebirth of the fist ever website on the newly launched 1993 world wide web, first proposed by British physicist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, while he worked at CERN. The initial world wide web was a simple way for physicists in universities, institutes around the world to share information over the internet via linked documents.
In a startling definition of time, this article describes the 1st website re-launch:
The re-launch of the ancient website marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of a CERN statement on April 30, 1993, making world wide web technology — including web server software, a basic browser and a library of code — available on a royalty-free basis.
…ancient is now 1993.
…But take a look anyway at the first ever website anyway! http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html
I read on Tom Peters’ blog that “We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email.”
We are writing:
154.6 billion emails
400 million tweets
16 billion words on Facebook
52 TRILLION words on email and social media*
(*equivalent to 520 million books)
We offer our ideas, good and bad and argue about it.
This process has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
Or, as Clay Shirkey would say, we live in an “Publish, then Edit” society.
What are you publishing today?
By asking a question, the child indicates that he has, in fact, formulated a plan to solve the task before him, but is unable to perform all the necessary operations. ~Lev Vygotsky