What would life be like if Tim Berners-Lee and his colleagues hadn’t invented the World Wide Web in 1991? The short film “World Wide What?” narrated by Stephen Fry describes that scenario. The awesome thing about this video is that it’s packed with the founders of major web and internet applications, including Tim Berners-Lee, Michael Bloomberg, Arianna Huffington, and Jimmy Wales.
If this dystopian nightmare were real life, it would have an impact at Neatorama. We’d have to go back to delivering cat .gifs by telegram, as Alex Santoso’s great-great-grandfather did when he founded the company back in 1887. And the artificial intelligence program that we affectionately refer to as “Miss Cellania” would never even exist.
-via Marilyn Terrell