May 2, 2008
WWW inventor thinks web still an infant
What’s exciting is that people are building new social systems, new systems of review, new systems of governance hope is that those will produce… new ways of working together effectively and fairly which we can use globally to manage ourselves as a planet. The comments came on the anniversary of the announcement by CERN on April 30, 1993 that, the World Wide Web could be used by everyone, after Berners-Lee and a colleague persuaded their bosses to provide the program code for free. The web — of which the abbreviation www forms the start of all online addresses — is now the ubiquitous network via which information is shared on the Internet. An estimated 165 million websites now exist, the BBC reported. Robert Cailliau, who worked with Berners-Lee to open up the web, stressed that not all the bosses at CERN were in favour of making the web universally accessible. Competing technologies — such as Gopher developed at the University of Minnesota in the United States — were also offering a way of connecting documents on the Internet, he said. If they had put a price on it like the University of Minnesota had done with Gopher then it would not have expanded into what it is now.
The World Wide Web is still only in its infancy its British inventor Tim Berners-Lee seen here in 2001 said on the 15th anniversary of the webs effective launch. The World Wide Web is still only in its infancy, its British inventor Tim Berners-Lee says “We would have had some sort of market share alongside services like AOL and Compuserve, but we would not have flattened the world.” Cheers to that thought mate, you really changed the world.