Over on the Inventor Blog, I have just posted on Inventing for the Internet – the Early Years. Below is a brief synopsis but please see the post for the examples.
Here is a look at inventing for the Internet written in 2005 looking back over the ten year period from 1995 up to 2005. In general, the focus was on making new use of the medium:
- People can interact to make content not just view content
- People can communicate with each other
- A computer mediates to enforce rules of a game or environment
- Production and distribution of virtual objects are free
Other inventive focus was the relation between story and game play. Sometimes a story would suggest game play but usually a relevant story was created for a given game play.
Here are the comments about inventing features for the Internet in the early years. Many of these ideas would have relevance being redone in today’s social media aware world – because we were socially aware in the past but perhaps did not quite have the platforms and sharing systems worked out.
Inventions for 2005 – 2010 will be the focus of the next posting.
Enjoy – Dan Zen – Full Post