Have you ever been tricked by a Web site? You thought you were entering an easy contest - for example, trying to click on a moving cartoon of a monkey - but it turned out to be just a way to get you to come to a page selling junk? Or maybe you clicked on a link that said it would take you to a page about your favorite singer or TV star and it took you to a page about trying to sell you phony "weight loss" pills instead. You were tricked. So, yes, tricking people is what the Web is for.

Every day it seems, someone thinks up something new you can do with the Web. Two doctors in different cities can look at a patient's X-rays together and talk about what they think the X-rays show. Families can share their photographs and even have them displayed in a special electronic frame that sits on a bookshelf. There are already some refrigerators that can send you an email if they notice that you are running out of milk! There is no predicting what will be invented tomorrow and the day after that. All those future predictions are also what the Web is for.

Links to Explore

TV Stars' scheduled programs

Music Magazine

Brain Atlas

The human skull

Family photos from the Civil War

A refrigerator on the Web

Info about refrigerators on the Web



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This is a children's version of David Weinberger's book
Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web.
copyright © 2002 David Weinberger