“Look,” I said. “I happen to know that the address www.abc.com has not been registered. Go down to your basement, find your most technical computer guy, and have him register www.abc.com immediately. Don’t even think about it. It will be a good thing to do.” They thanked me vacantly. I checked a week later. The domain was still unregistered. —Kevin Kelley —We Are the Web (Wired)
Vannevar Bush actually started putting his ideas together in the 30s; the article simplifies the process to the date 1945.