Please complete this form

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Good morning, I am your assessor, please fill in this form.

How?

Online

….. How?

Online, on your laptop.

I don’t have a laptop!

On your PC or smart phone then.

….. Excuse me?

Yes?

I don’t own a laptop, PC or smartphone. I only have a pay as you go phone….
Well use the library….

… But the library is shut. They closed it and made people redundant. Now they don’t have enough volunteers.

Don’t you have a friend or relative to help you?

I don’t, they are all elderly.

Well, you can use the web cafe down the road.

Where’s that?

Down the road, in the precinct.

OK, thanks….. One more question?

Yes?

How do you use a computer, I’ve never owned one or used one! I’m 63, always worked with my hands, never used anything but pencil and paper. Never did IT at school, we used slates and chalk till I was ten. Finished school at 13. Went to work down the pit.

Sorry sir. You will have to find someone else to help you, your time is up!

The web

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Apparently its 30 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide Web. The Internet had pre existed the Web.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is an English engineer and computer scientist. He is a professor of computer science at Oxford University and MIT. 
More information can be found about him at Wikipedia
The idea of computers had been thought of from centuries ago. For instance there was a “difference engine” invented by Babbage. And then calculating machines such as the one that broke the enigma code in the second world war. Science fiction stories imagined huge single computers that could take over the world and it was up to a human (usually a man) to defeat it.
Now we have a massive Web of computers all over the world. I wonder if it will become self aware?