Today 31 years ago, August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee posted to a newsgroup the summary of the "World Wide Web" ♥️

“The project started with the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone. It aims to allow information sharing within internationally dispersed teams, and the dissemination of information by support groups.”

“Try it,” he wrote, and gave the first URI to a web page.

#web #timbl

groups.google.com/g/comp.archi

What is #Web3, exactly?
The Onion explains.

Q: How can I get Web3?
A: Sign up now to receive a 100-hour free trial on CD-ROM.

Q: I’m concerned about internet privacy. Will Web3 prioritize—
A: No. Nope. We’ll stop you right there. No.

theonion.com/the-onion-guide-t

I speak a few languages myself and can recognise several non-latin scripts. I had a pretty good hunch of the outcome but no idea how deep it goes!

In the context of the website redesign I'm working on, we asked Richard Ishida, our #i18n expert, how to sort languages when multiple translations are available.

His answer is both mind-boggling and fascinating!

github.com/w3c/w3c-website/iss

I'm really wondering who would take the time and pain to write 機 (I can't even see the strokes in a reasonable font size) when it can be written with just き

Yesterday, while I was on a call, my daughter was around for a few minutes. Then before leaving she told me "Mom, are there only men?"
I don't pay attention anymore but yes, it has not changed much in 20 years. There was actually another woman on that call, among ~40 participants.

Entendu à #ParisWeb : l'accessibilité n'est pas juste un truc théorique qui fait plaisir aux experts mais un vrai problème concret qui concerne des vrais gens – @accessiblestef

Merci au W3C qui soutient une nouvelle fois #ParisWeb dans sa mission de promotion d'un web accessible et de qualité.
N'hésitez pas à vous inscrire à l'édition 2021 qui se déroule en ligne les 7 et 8 octobre prochain inscriptions.paris-web.fr

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is seeking a full-time staff member, based in Europe, as a development and operations lead for work on digital accessibility standards and supporting materials and approaches.

w3.org/Consortium/Recruitment/

Happy birthday to the wonderful @LeonieWatson and to the equally great @tobie 🎂🎉🎈🥳 I wish you many happy returns of the day!

Report on Internet in France (lang=fr)

arcep.fr/uploads/tx_gspublicat

Very interesting part on net neutrality, with an analysis of the current situation in the US and also European debates.

I went for a walk with a good friend who I hadn’t seen since before the pandemic started. We stopped by the COVID memorial wall, showing heart after heart after heart, each recognising someone who has died from this awful disease. It was… well, “striking” doesn’t begin to cover it.

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).
If you don't know about Web Accessibility yet, visit
w3.org/WAI/videos/standards-an

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