A week to remember.

Remembering that the World Wide Web was proposed only 20 years ago (original proposal)… Or was it?

I can conceive — may God avert the omen! — centuries hence, some future world-ruler sitting at the junction of all railroads, at the centre of all telegraph-wires — a world-spider in the omphalos of his world-wide web.
- Charles Kingsley, 1867 [From: Three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution, on the Ancien Regime as it existed on the continent before the French revolution]