TITLE

The joy of hacks

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
eWeek;12/6/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 49, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the World Wide Web Consortium's 10th anniversary bash. In a world where countries can't even agree on the metric system, as e-Travel Development Director Denis Lacroix noted at the event, the World Wide Web Consortium has worked to define international standards for Web interoperability. The event offered insight into the inspiration for Tim Berners-Lee's creation of HTTP as speakers noted that the hyperactive genius, MacArthur Fellow and current World Wide Web Consortium director speaks in a dialect closely related to hypertext, jumping from one idea to the next before completing a sentence. An earful of Berners-Lee's discourse left the author ready for a trip to the hotel bar. There, he met a friend who was chuckling about Staples' online charity auction called Staplers of the Stars. The auction touts more than 140 office staplers autographed by celebrities ranging from Paris Hilton to Bill Gates. Staples promises 100 percent of the proceeds from each autographed stapler will go directly to each celebrity's favorite charity.
ACCESSION #
15289050

 

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