Software-Related Forum Posts Through the Years (and the 10th Anniversary of the Bitcoin Whitepaper)

Chris Dixon

1/ There have been many great software-related forum posts over the years. Some favorites…

2/ Tim Berners Lee, proposing the World Wide Web in 1991. “The project started with the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone.”!msg/alt.hypertext/eCTkkOoWTAY/bJGhZyooXzkJ

3/ Linus Torvalds proposing Linux, also in 1991. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.”

4/ Marc Andreessen proposing images for web browsers, in 1993. “I’d like to propose a new, optional HTML tag: IMG”

5/ And, of course, Satoshi proposing Bitcoin, 10 years ago today. “A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without the burdens of going through a financial institution“