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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Father of the World Wide Web Has Some Worries About His Baby


By Gizmodo, March 11, 2017

Yesterday was the 28th anniversary of the day that Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. In honor of the occasion, he published a letter outlining the biggest areas of its development that are doing him a frighten and warping his original vision.

Berners-Lee still directs the World Wide Web Consortium which develops open standards for the web. That gives him a tremendous amount of influence. But now that the web truly is world wide, governments and multi-billion dollar corporations hold most of the power. While a lot of the problems he points out aren’t at all new, he says that he’s become “increasingly worried about three new trends” over the last 12 months.


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