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Time for the Web to grow up?

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1 Author(s)
McCandless, M. ; Lab. for Comput. Sci., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

New technologies often pass through similar stages in development. First, the creators of the technology, driven by a vision to improve the world, push the technology forward. Once the technology reaches a critical threshold, society adopts it and pulls it in unexpected directions. The Web is no exception. Until recently, the Web was used primarily for fun by a small segment of society made up of folks who were comfortable with computers and networks and who thrived in the unmanaged, free spirit of the Internet. Now, as forces unite to integrate the Web into society, it's time for the Web to grow up. The strongest of these integrating forces, technological progress, is discussed. The author reviews various technological issues and describes some of the other forces fueling the Web's explosive growth

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IEEE Expert  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 4 )