Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible; Shakespeare 's plays, for instance, seem to hang there complete by themselves. But when the web is pulled askew, hooked up at the edge, torn in the middle, one remembers that these webs are not spun in midair by incorporeal creatures, but are the work of suffering human beings, and are attached to the grossly material things, like health and money and the houses we live in.
Much like a subtle spider which doth sitIn middle of her web, which spreadeth wide;If aught do touch the utmost thread of it,She feels it instantly on every side.john davies
The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Harker.garrett fort
[Of the web] It's massively successful. It is trivially simple. Massively successful like karaoke - anybody can do it.ted nelson
What a tangled web we weave when we practice to believerobert m. price
If we recognise that every ecosystem can also be viewed as a food web, we can think of it as a circular, interlacing nexus of plant animal relationships (rather than a stratified pyramid with man at the apex)... Each species, be it a form of bacteria or deer, is knitted together in a network of interdependence, however indirect the links may be.murray bookchin
We came up with the notion that not all web pages are created equal. People are – but not web pages.sergey brin
They are beautiful monsters... And when they live in a network of peace and hope, when they trust the world and their deepest hungers are fulfilled, then within that system, that delicate web, there is joy. That is what we live for, to bind the monsters together, to murder their fear and give birth to their beauty.orson scott card
I was planning on writing a detailed review of several books on web security tonight, but the Obama collapse has superseded my best-laid plans. Here’s another open thread for this important topic, as America wrestles with the issue of whether it would be a good idea to elect a President with a 20-year history of associating with people who hate America.charles foster johnson
Yes, there is a ton of information on the web, but much of it is egregiously inaccurate, unedited, unattributed and juvenile.john updike
Pluck one thread, and the web ye mar; Break but one Of a thousand keys, and the paining jar Through all will run.john greenleaf whittier
Now Glenn Beck's trying to shut down their web site, ensuring that people will write about it.
Since then, the tendency of cease-and-desist letters to spread unwanted or damaging information or images has been called the Streisand Effect. So it is almost impossible for an offended person to compel the total removal of something off the web that has already achieved some notoriety without making it more widespread.
"I got five hard drives with eighty-nine gigabytes , I eat databases , networks , and web sites."
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
Yellow diamond can be cut in countless styles from the modern round “brilliant” with 58 facets and the appearance of a spider’s web when viewed from above to the 25 faceted “full Dutch rose”.
Anyone familiar with the marvels of the Worldwide web can hardly fail to see that we have entered a new era in communications on a scale perhaps comparable to the invention of the Gutenberg press.randal marlin
The web provided me with a much needed realization that information cannot be fully separated from its presentation, and showed me something I knew without verbalizing explicitly, that the presentation form we choose communicates real information.erik naggum
I have come to believe that large print, thick and heavy paper, and wide margins and oversize leading is indicative of the expected intelligence of the reader. … Compare children's books and books on web Duhsign or other X-in-21-days books. If the reading level of a specification is below college level, chances are the people behind it are morons and the result morose.erik naggum
Extreme Programming is an “agile methodology” that some people advocate for the high-speed, volatile world of Internet and web software development.
The index of a search engine can be thought of as analogous to the stars in [the] sky. What we see has never existed, as the light has traveled different distances to reach our eye. Similarly, web pages referenced in an index were also explored at different dates and they may not exist any more.
Vannevar Bush is a great name for playing six degrees of separation. Turn back the clock on any aspect of information technology from the birth of Silicon Valley and the marriage of science and the military to the advent of the World Wide web and you find his footprints. As historian Michael Sherry says, "To understand the world of Bill Gates and Bill Clinton, start with understanding Vannevar Bush."
Although Wales himself had made his personal fortune as a futures trader in Chicago in the 1990s, he wasn't the one funding Nupedia. This was done through one of Wales's less altruistic ventures, a web portal called Bomis.com that featured, among other items, soft-core pornography.
In the Wild-West style Internet economy of the mid-Nineties, Wales co-founded a web directory called Bomis.
Jimbo Wales founded the Bomis search engine and web site at the onset of the dot-com boom in 1996. Bomis helped people find 'erotic photography,' and earned money through advertising as well as subscription fees for premium content.
We now see the strong emergence of the Social web instead of the Semantic web, and a proposal has been made to use Wikipedia, the largest hierarchical collection of information in the world, as bottom-up input for the ontologies required to give shape to the Semantic web.