Greatest Software Ever Written

Charles Babcock followed up his “Greatest Software Ever Written” article with another provoking one.  This time he tackles the “Greatest Web Software Ever Written.”  He doesn’t duplicate software from the first article, so his list includes:

  • Apache web server
  • AltaVista
  • Craigslist
  • The Well
  • EBay
  • XMLHttpRequest
  • Wikipedia
  • World of Warcraft
  • Hotmail
  • Digg
  • America Online Instant Messenger (AIM)

Babcock’s discusses the history and the place of each within web history.  It’s a great read and may take some of you back a few years, as it did me!


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