Weaving The Web: The Original Design And Ultimate Destiny Of The World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee

Weaving The Web: The Original Design And Ultimate Destiny Of The World Wide Web

byTim Berners-Lee

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Named one of the greatest minds of the 20th century by Time, Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for one of that century's most important advancements: the world wide web.  Now, this low-profile genius-who never personally profitted from his invention -offers a compelling protrait of his invention.  He reveals the Web's origins and the creation of the now ubiquitous http and www acronyms and shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, the increasing power of softeware companies , and the need to find the ideal balance between commercial and social forces.  He offers insights into the true nature of the Web, showing readers how to use it to its fullest advantage.  And he presents his own plan for the Web's future, calling for the active support and participation of programmers, computer manufacturers, and social organizations to manage and maintain this valuable resource so that it can remain a powerful force for social change and an outlet for individual creativity.

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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.
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Title:Weaving The Web: The Original Design And Ultimate Destiny Of The World Wide WebFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:November 7, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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The wizard is emerging from behind his curtain to reveal his thoughts and criticisms of one of the century's most amazing creations: the World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee is the enigmatic and elusive creator behind this modern tool, and in Weaving the Web, he offers a fascinating account of his invention from its inception in the 1980s to the present global Web boom. Now the director at MIT's World Wide Web Consortium, Berners-Lee anticipates what the future holds for his invention and discusses the Web's potential for creativity and social change. 

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"A compelling combination of techno-history and visionary philosophy." (Kirkus Reviews)