Category Archives: Open Web
Open Web Vs. Apps: Who Wins?
Pew Internet Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center surveyed 1,021 “technology stakeholders and critics” to gauge their opinions regarding whether the open Web or Apps will rule in 2020. (For the origin of this debate, see “The Web is Dead. … Continue reading
How Many Spiders it Takes to Make a Web?
Today is the fifth annual OneWebDay, raising “awareness of the importance of maintaining the open-networking principles that have made it the success it is.” Tim Berners-Lee in Weaving the Web: “When I first began tinkering with a software program that eventually … Continue reading
Cloud Computing is Bad for Your Creativity and Freedom
“A mobile phone-cum-computer might be very useful, but we still need our PCs to run our programs, and these PCs will preserve all the possibilities of social creativity. Things could evolve differently, though, due to the possible diffusion of Web … Continue reading
This Day in Information: Birth of W3C
Today in 1994, the first meeting of the Advisory Committee of the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was held at MIT. Tim Berners-Lee in Weaving the Web:
Berners-Lee Correctly Defines Social Networking as “pre-Web”
Tim Berners-Lee published today in Scientific American an article titled “Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality.”
Tim Berners-Lee on Google+Verizon
Berners-Lee: “We assume that when you look up a [web page], that you can get any page because that is the way it has always been and that is why the web has flourished… Of course a lot of companies … Continue reading