Wednesday, August 24, 2016

24 August 16

Today's tie bridges between yesterday's 25th anniversary of the opening of the World Wide Web and tomorrow's celebration of National Secondhand Wardrobe Day. When Tim Berners-Lee opened up the protocols for transmitting "Web pages" to personal computers in 1991, graphical "browsers" did not yet exist -- it would be several years before Netscape Communicator and Opera would debut. You really do not want to imagine what computer users had to go through to search for and download pages full of text! My tie is full of words and symbols from Web addresses, and what makes it good for National Secondhand Wardrobe Day is that it was bought for me several years ago at a secondhand clothing store!

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