Thursday, August 01, 2013

World Wide Web Day, Laura Gets a Nexus 7 2013, and Enjoy!

World Wide Web Day - Today is World Wide Web Day! World Wide Web Day celebrates opening the World Wide Web to the public. The World Wide Web ("WWW" or simply the "Web") is a global information medium which users can read and write via computers connected to the Internet. The term is often mistakenly used as a synonym for the Internet itself, but the Web is a service that operates over the Internet, just as e-mail does. The history of the Internet dates back significantly further than that of the World Wide Web.

The hypertext portion of the Web in particular has an intricate intellectual history; notable influences and precursors include Vannevar Bush's Memex, IBM's Generalized Markup Language, and Ted Nelson's Project Xanadu.

The concept of a home-based global information system goes at least as far back as "A Logic Named Joe," a 1946 short story by Murray Leinster, in which computer terminals, called "logics," were in every home. Although the computer system in the story is centralized, the story captures some of the feeling of the ubiquitous information explosion driven by the Web.

Laura Gets a Nexus 7 2013 - Laura showed no interest in my Nexus 7 2012. When my Nexus 7 2013 arrived last week, she was similarly disinterested. Last evening, I started the video demo of "Asphalt 8: Airborne" and handed her my Nexus 7 2013. As she watched the video, she quickly fell under the thrall of the HD display and simulated surround sound. Her eyes took on a glassy appearance. Her pulse became rapid and irregular. She became weak and groped for a chair to aid her stability. She fell into the chair and continued watching the video.

"Asphalt" is a legendary racing franchise and "Asphalt 8: Airborne" promises to live up to the name with jaw-dropping console-grade graphics and adrenaline boosting gameplay.

By the time the trailer had ended, it was apparent to me that Laura had fallen fully under the thrall of the Nexus 7 2013. She remained in this zombie-like state, and I realized nothing but personal ownership of the creature would restore Laura fully. In order to save her, then, I ordered one for her. It shall arrive on Monday. I declared it a birthday gift. Yesterday was her birthday.

Enjoy - Relax and Enjoy these photos and videos!