Fabric of the HTML universe

Downtime had recently to attend a course on elementary HTML. It was very good. There is nothing like a little knowledge to give one the illusion of mastery of the universe.
Which is why it was fortuitous that a note arrived to tell him that the HTML Patchwork Quilt will be on display at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park for the rest of the year.
The quilt is made of 216 individual hexagonal patches of coloured fabric. Each represents a hexadecimal RGB colour code personalised by some 200 people around the world, and often stitched with their own URL.
Inspired, the TNMOC has started another quilt, the Code Patchwork. Museum visitors will be invited to help complete it on special workshop days over the next six months.
IT has a long association with the fabric industry. After all, Hermann Hollerith stole/adpated/used (delete as applicable) the intellectual property inherent in punched cards that governed the patterns produced by weaving looms for switching analgoue circuits in early computers.
Punched cards were mostly recently in the news as we waited on whether a “hanging chad” would put Dubya in the White House. Which proved how truly obsolete the technology is. Roll on HMTL5.

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