Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Web Represents Us

Joshua Porter of Bokardo points to comments by Tim Berners-Lee in Weaving the Web This information about Berners-Lee's book is made available online by W3, the World Wide Web Consortium.
“The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect—to help people work together—and not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world. We clump into families, associations, and companies. We develop trust across the miles and distrust around the corner. What we believe, endorse, agree with, and depend on is representable and, increasingly, represented on the Web. We all have to ensure that the society we build with the Web is of the sort we intend.”
He goes on to say: Every time I read Tim’s words, I am reinvigorated and am glad to be part of this thing they call the Web.

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