9780062515872

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

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    9780062515872

  • ISBN10:

    006251587X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/8/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Foreword ix
Michael Dertouzos
Enquire Within upon Everything
1(6)
Tangles, Links, and Webs
7(18)
info.cern.ch
25(10)
Protocols: Simple Rules for Global Systems
35(18)
Going Global
53(14)
Browsing
67(8)
Changes
75(16)
Consortium
91(12)
Competition and Consensus
103(20)
Web of People
123(20)
Privacy
143(14)
Mind to Mind
157(20)
Machines and the Web
177(22)
Weaving the Web
199(12)
Glossary 211(10)
Index 221

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