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By Robert Spector

ISBN-10: 0061669571

ISBN-13: 9780061669576

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ISBN-13: 9780066620411

ISBN-10: 0066620422

ISBN-13: 9780066620428

In Jeff Bezos equipped anything the realm had by no means noticeable. He created the main famous model identify on the net, grew to become for a time one of many richest males on the earth, and was once topped ''the king of cyber-commerce.''

Yet for all of the media publicity, the interior tale of hasn't ever relatively been informed. during this revealing, unauthorized account, Robert Spector, journalist and best-selling writer, provides us this up to date, fast moving, behind-the-scenes tale of the company's construction and upward push, its tumultuous current, and its doubtful future.

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Working out of the National Center for Supercomputer Application (NCSA), an institute located on the University of Illinois campus, the students introduced Web browser software, called Mosaic, which was designed to retrieve information anywhere on the Web, with the use of graphics. Within a few months, a hundred thousand users had downloaded the UNIX version of Mosaic that was posted on the NCSA’s servers. These new wonders were still essentially the domain of the hard-core computer cognoscenti who were sitting in front of their UNIX workstations.

His duties included designing and writing a UNIX software code for seattle 41 automating the typesetting of real estate “multiple listing” books. In the fall of 1993, Barton-Davis became the webmaster of the first open World Wide Web site in the Pacific Northwest at the UW’s Computer Science & Engineering Department. In the summer of 1994, BartonDavis was a technical consultant and programmer for a Seattle Internet company called USPAN, which provided public information on the entertainment and leisure industries in the Pacific Northwest and private services to talent casting agents.

This was the birth of the World Wide Web, which has been called “the Rosetta Stone of the Internet,” because it unlocked the power of the system for the nontechies of the world and created an omnipresent network that was simple to use and beneficial for everyone. Still, while the Internet was a fascinating tool, it was serving only a select audience, and as a text-based, artless, colorless, and silent medium, it was hardly a compelling draw for computer neophytes. But these circumstances were rapidly changing.

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