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What’s a cookie? How do I protect myself on the web? And most importantly: What happens if a lorry runs over my laptop?

For things that you’ve always wanted to know about the web but were afraid to ask, read on.




19 Things Later...

or, a day in the clouds

...and here we are at Thing 20. Let's recap.

Today’s web is a colourful, visual, practical, nutty, busy, friend-filled, fun and incredibly useful place. Many of us now live a life of cloud computing on the Internet – we read the news, watch films, chat with friends and carry out our daily tasks online with web-based applications directly in the browser. Web apps let us do that from anywhere in the world, even if we've left our laptops at home.

It’s all possible thanks to the evolution of web standards like HTML, JavaScript and CSS,

as well as browser plug-ins. New capabilities in HTML5 are helping developers create the next generation of truly inventive web apps.

What else is taking shape in the clouds?

  • It takes a modern browser to make the most of the web’s modern features.


You can pick up from where you left off the last time, or start at the beginning. Do you want to:


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Very Special Thanks To

Brian Rakowski, Ian Fette, Chris DiBona, Alex Russell, Erik Kay, Jim Roskind, Mike Belshe, Dimitri Glazkov, Henry Bridge, Gregor Hochmuth, Jeffrey Chang, Mark Larson, Aaron Boodman, Wieland Holfelder, Jochen Eisinger, Bernhard Bauer, Adam Barth, Cory Ferreria, Erik Arvidsson, John Abd-Malek, Carlos Pizano, Justin Schuh, Wan-Teh Chang, Vangelis Kokkevis, Mike Jazayeri, Brad Chen, Darin Fisher, Johanna Wittig, Maxim Lobanov, Marion Fabing Nicolas, Jana Vorechovska, Daniele De Santis, Laura van Nigtevegt, Wojtek Cyprys, Dudley Carr, Richard Rabbat, Ji Lee, Glen Murphy, Valdean Klump, Aaron Koblin, Paul Irish, John Fu, Chris Wright, Sarah Nahm, Christos Apartoglou, Meredith Papp, Eric Antonow, Eitan Bencuya, Jay Nancarrow, Ben Lee, Gina Weakley, Linus Upson, Sundar Pichai & The Google Chrome Team

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