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He may be the most self-effacing genius of the computer age, and his egalitarian mind is evident in the names he rejected for his invention: "I thought of Mine of Information, or MOI, but moi in French means 'me,' and that was too egocentric.... The Information Mine (TIM) was even more egocentric!" Also, a mine is a passive repository; the Web is something that grows inexorably from everyone's contributions. Berners-Lee fully credits the colorful characters who helped him get the bobsled of progress going--one colleague times his haircuts to match the solstices--but he's stubbornly independent-minded. His quest is to make the Web "a place where the whim of a human being and the reasoning of a machine coexist in an ideal, powerful mixture."
Hard-core tech types may wish Berners-Lee had gone into deeper detail about the road ahead: the "boon and threat" of XML, free vs. commercial software, VRML 3-D imaging, and such. But he wants everyone in on the debate, so he wrote a brisk book that virtually anyone can understand. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a first hand account of the invention of the Word Wide Web and it's growth through 2000. No one is better placed to write this than Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor himself. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles Hall
Fascinating read. No one I ask can tell me who invented the WWW. They all mention the Internet, not the world wide web. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MB
Tim Berners-Lee built in the Web a system that reflects his own modesty, generosity and passion for bringing people together. Read morePublished 5 months ago by arkman
Very insightful into the birth of the Web. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Web, Internet, or history of technology. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jonathan N. B.
The book is getting quite dated, and to the credit of the author, much of what he predicted in the book has subsequently come to pass. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Edward J. Barton
Book is in good shape. For one penny, plus $3.99 shipping you can't go wrong. This is an excellent book by the inventor of the Web, and a must read for Web Designers.Published 20 months ago by Louis Winkler
ok book. Gives a good understanding of how the www was built over the internet from the man who started it.Published 22 months ago by Mr M Lannon