Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Google publishes online book to explain the internet

Marking the 20th anniversary of a crucial paper in the web’s development, Google has published an online book  association with illustrator Christoph Niemann on 'things you’ve always wanted to know about the web and browsers but may have been afraid to ask'.
The Telegraph.
Writing on the Google Blog, Chrome Product Marketing Manager Min Li Chan wrote that the book aimed to answer basic questions.

She wrote “how do browsers and the web actually work? What is HTML5—or HTML, for that matter? What do terms like “cookies” or “cloud computing” even mean? More practically, how can we keep ourselves safe from security threats like viruses when we’re online? To help answer these questions, we collaborated with the wonderful illustrator Christoph Niemann to publish an online guidebook called “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web.” This handy guide is for those of us who’d like to better understand the technologies we use every day”.

Full story at The Telegraph.

1 comment:

Erica Stead said...

Hello Graham,
after reading thousands of blogs over the years, this is one of my first comments.
congratulations on such a thoroughly absorbing collection of awesomeness!!!
You mention your profile pic has changed; it looks a wee bit dark...
happy to help.
Erica Stead