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Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor

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Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been hailed by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest minds of this century. His creation has already changed the way people do business, entertain themselves, exchange ideas, and socialize with one another. With new online businesses and communities forming every day, the full impact of Berners-Lee's grand scheme has yet to be fully known.

Berners-Lee's creation was fueled by a highly personal vision of the Web as a powerful force for social change and individual creativity. He has never profited personally from the Web but has devoted himself to its continued growth and health. Now, this low-profile genius tells his own story of the Web's origins-from its revolutionary introduction and the creation of the now ubiquitous WWW and HTTP acronyms to how he sees the future development of this revolutionary medium. Today, Berners-Lee continues to facilitate the Web's growth and development as director of the World Wide Web Consortium and from his position at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.

Berners-Lee offers insights to help readers understand the true nature of the Web, enabling them to use it to their fullest advantage. He shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, the increasing power of software companies in the online world, and the need to find the ideal balance between the commercial and social forces on the Web. His incisive criticism of the Web's current state makes clear that there is still much work to be done. Finally, Berners-Lee presents his own plan for the Web's future, one that calls for the active support and participation of programmers, computer manufacturers, and social organizations to make it happen.

His vision of the Web is something much more than a tool for research or communication; it is a new way of thinking and a means to greater freedom and social growth than ever before possible.

About the Author

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, is currently the director of theWorld Wide Web Consortium, the coordinating body for Web development, and heoccupies the 3Com Founders chair at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.Recipient of numerous awards, he received the distinguished MacArthurFellowship in 1998. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062515865
Subtitle:
The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor
With:
Berners-Lee, Tim
Author:
Berners-Lee, Tim
Foreword:
Fischetti, Mark
Author:
Dertouzos, Michael L.
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
General
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
World wide web (information retrieval system)
Subject:
Berners-Lee, Tim
Subject:
E-Commerce
Subject:
E-Commerce - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19990922
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.56x6.44x.93 in. 1.00 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » Technology

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