HP Input/Output: This Ain’t Your Father’s Web Application

We all know that there is a lot we can do using Web technologies, but the way the Web became so complex and ubiquitous is instructive in understanding what its future will bring.

The original Web server, invented by Tim Berners-Lee, was a pretty primitive affair compared to what even the lowliest server can do today. The original machine used a 25Mhz CPU, 2GB of disk and a gray scale monitor connected to a NeXT computer running Unix, which even then wasn’t a lot of resources as servers go. Back in the early 1990s, a original Web server dealt with mostly static content.

You can read more about where the Web has come since then for a story that I wrote for HP’s Input/Output site today here.


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