Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 11, 2012
Theprocess of connecting was involved and complex, requiring the use of modems andspecial software. Commercial software came into existence, including both operatingsystems and application programs such as spreadsheets, word processors, anddatabase tools. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. is social software.