I’m working on a talk I’ll be giving later this year, reporting on some simulation work I’ve been doing in order to explore some important questions about the Web. For example: “Why are there still so many Web sites?” Lots of people expected that nearly all Web traffic would wind up going to a small number of important sites. That hasn’t happened so far. Why not? What keeps the Web big?
I’m building a bunch of simulations to explore some simple models of the future Web and their consequences. It occurs to me that I could actually embed the models in Web pages, so the slides for the talk would be running the simulations presented in the talk – not videos or recordings, but live data.