by Steve Rosenberg: “In a world where so much is at stake, you would think that the world’s greatest and most dedicated man would have been at least somewhat concerned about the fate of the world he lived in.”
–The Man who Saved The World –by Steve Rosenberg–The Man, in his early twenties, had a vision that changed the world.
He was the founder of the World Wide Web.
He invented a personal computer.
And, in doing so, he saved the world from a nuclear war.
His vision, however, is a myth, the man told the BBC’s Andrew Marr.
His story was recounted by an expert on the history of the Internet, a documentary filmmaker and a journalist in the UK.
The man, who is now 93 years old, is the author of more than 20 books and was one of the pioneers of the internet in the 1980s.
He made his mark with a series of books, some of which are still being read, including, among others, The World Wide Widget, the first book on the Internet by a computer programmer.
“It was the first time anyone had a computer that could do everything,” said his grandson, David Rosenberg.
He told the audience at the British Library in London that it was “very easy to build a simple website.”
“I had a job as a printer in the United States, so I had a bunch of ideas for websites.
One of them was a personal website.”
The man told Marr that he was working for a company called Digital Publishing in the early 1980s, and he was in the middle of designing a web-based software tool for a newspaper called The Times.
The software needed to be able to show news stories in real time.
The software was called a word processor, and the software was the equivalent of a typewriter.
But it didn’t have to be a typewriters.
It was a big, bulky, monochrome piece of software, the grandfather said.
But the software wasn’t complicated, and it could do the basic things that a computer needed to do, including loading up news stories.
The grandfather, who was in his late 70s at the time, said the software needed a word processing software that could handle a variety of languages, and that was the software he developed.
“We had to have a word parser for the BBC,” the grandfather recalled.
“The BBC needed a simple word processor.
We needed it in an English language, in fact.””
We started writing the code.
We wrote in a single day, a week.
It was an incredibly, incredibly short period of time,” the grandson said.
“And, to be honest, the only thing I didn’t realise was that this was going to change the world.”
The grandfather, a computer geek, had been a student of the art of computer programming at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor when he first saw what the world would be like in 20 years.
He said he was hooked.
“I thought, this is it.
I’ve been working for 50 years, and this is going to be the year,” he said.”
And I said, ‘This is it.'”
The grandfather said he had a “vision” that was a vision of what the future would look like.
The vision included, among other things, the Internet being available everywhere, including the home.
He explained, “I had this idea that the Internet would take the world by storm.
I think, by then, people will be able, if they have the money, to go to a library and look up anything that they want.”
The Internet changed the way people thought about information.
In the 1980’s, computers weren’t as powerful as they are today.
The Internet made them easier to use.
People could surf the web on their computers.
They could do things that were difficult to do with computers, such as editing text on the Web.
“The idea of being able to do all that with a computer is a huge step forward,” said David Rosenberg, the grandson.
“That was the vision.
That was the inspiration.”
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the software for word processors, which used only letters and symbols to make a page, were still the primary way to do things on the web.
They were expensive, and they were difficult.
But they were fast, and people could do them quickly and cheaply.
David Rosenberg said that was until the Internet took off.
He recounted how, in the late 1990s and into the 2000s, people started using the internet to create websites that were “very, very simple.”
The computer could do more, but the hardware needed to handle the software had to be bigger and more powerful.
And that meant the hardware had to run on older, more powerful computers.
“So it became possible to build machines that could run these programs much faster than it could run the old computers that people used to make these things,” said Rosenberg.
“So the cost to build