Today, we join in celebrations for the 15th birthday of the World Wide Web.
The World Wide Web has changed the lifestyle and working environment of people all over the world.
In this programme, we listen to a short interview with futurologist Ian Pearson about how the internet has changed our lives.
And follow the link below to read a poem written by Ian McMillian to celebrate 15 years of the World Wide Web. It's full of fun rhymes and great lines like these -
'And before I'm dragged right under in a growing tide of spam
I've time for just this one last post: I think therefore I am!'
You can also download the programme in mp3 format and follow it with a transcript.
Vocabulary from the programme
the condition of being made very happy by the internet
an imaginary perfect world where everyone is happy
a situation, experience or place which is extremely unpleasant
to wind the clock back
to go back in time to a previous situation
if you say someone is parasitic, you mean that they depend too much on other people
making our lives a misery
making our lives difficult and unhappy
Programme script (pdf - 21K)
Download this programme (mp3 - 5.3MB)
Read CONNECTED - a poem by Ian McMillian to celebrate 15 years of the World Wide Web
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