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The evolution of Web Annotation mirrors that of the Web itself, in miniature, facing off with some of the same big themes of identity, security, authority and freedom.

Next in line in my series of "thank you" posts is Lyza.

This talk -- or more precisely, the talk's topic -- is far away from the stuff I'm usually dealing with. You know, design, front end, code and applications. And yet, this also something I cherish about Beyond Tellerrand conference: To get a glimpse of what lies, well, beyond the Tellerrand, the own horizon and sometimes comfort zone.

The technology Lyza talks about is very fascinating, and just another thing that seems to be easily forgotten in our all-too-much presentation-only day-to-day job: This is right at the very fabric of the web; connections, cross-references, urls and meaning.

So thank you Lyza for giving one of those talks that showed me something new. Not new like "new tricks in CSS" new, but new as in "wow, didn't know this is possible".