I am Shane O'Neill: Father, Fisherman, Founder of various digital businesses & corporate publisher
Now entering my Third Phase - balancing personal and professional activities at a less frenetic pace!
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When the former Labour minister Jack Straw walked over to Sir Tim Berners Lee during the latter’s introduction to an awestruck UK Cabinet in June 2009 and said how honoured he was to meet the man who had invented the World Wide Web, he said: “It’s like meeting the man who invented the wheel”. Straw’s colleague’s cruel follow up: “And what was that like Jack?” seems destined already to become part of web folklore.
The BBC’s magnificent seriesbroadcast an episode this month on the earliest recorded and extant communications writing device. This was a clay tablet used by civil servants in 3,300 BCE in the valley of Ur in Mesopotamia to record inventory and payments of beer to royal workers.