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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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The Logic of Physics versus the Logic of Computer Science

The Logic of Physics versus the Logic of Computer Science

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(p.147) 13 The Logic of Physics versus the Logic of Computer Science
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Is the Universe a Hologram?
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Bebo White

Adolfo Plasencia

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0013

Bebo White, the physicist and computational scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford University, was one of the first people to get involved in Web technology as a result of his stay at CERN in the group developing the hypertext transfer protocol, HTTP. Almost immediately following this, he became part of the dedicated team who published the first web page in the USA, - and the first outside Europe -, and he is considered the first ‘webmaster’ in history. He agrees that IT is an approximate science but points out that this discipline, combined with web technology, has a huge impact on ‘what is going on’ at present in scientific research. Bebo then moves on to argument why one of the greatest threats for the future of the Web, - and for internet to reach its full potential -, is to ignore or shun open standards.

Keywords:   Web technology, Linked Open Data, The Internet / Web of Things, Web-based teaching and learning, Hypertext transfer protocol HTTP, Open Internet, Wikipedia, Web 2.0, Social Web, IW3C2 Conferences

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