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Roundabout Ringwood April 2019

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Dear readers

A mere thirty years ago in 1989 an unknown Oxford graduate and computer scientist came up with an idea which his bosses described as “Vague but exciting!”

Initially called the Mesh by its inventor Tim Berners-Lee, it soon became known by today’s more familiar name – the World Wide Web. Despite being relatively young it seems to have been with us forever.

Recently when asked by a BBC journalist whether the overall impact of the web had been good, an upbeat answer was expected. Instead, gesturing to indicate an upward and then a downward curve, Sir Tim said that after a good first 15 years, things had turned bad and a “mid-course correction” was needed. His brilliant creation has grown into a troubled adolescent – and Sir Tim sees it as his personal mission to put the web back on the right track.

Coincidentally in this issue we have a very relevant technology article on page 40 which may help you to avoid some of the current nasty internet scams. In particular the ‘Too good to be true’ £500 mountain bikes for sale at £50. My husband recently invested in one from a local shop and noticed £900 bikes on the web on sale at £90 so beware!

So he’s all ready for spring, the clocks have gone forward and fingers crossed the wind and rain finally stops so we can all enjoy it!

2019 Fanfare for Spring is on Sat 18th May and is always a marvellous day on Ringwood’s social calendar so definitely a date for your diary!