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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.
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 1 month 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 10 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 13 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 15 months ago by Mr M Lannon
Berners-Lee writes a very fun and informative treatise on his experiences towards creating the Web as we utilize it today. Read morePublished 17 months ago by TommyElf
Great read about the early history of the World Wide Web - and Tim Berners-Lee!!!! A lot of stuff about the early days.Published 17 months ago by Robert Allen
Great great great a must read a valuable read a informative read a exciting read a compelling story movie materialPublished 21 months ago by Bob
It is an informative book. Everyone knows the internet and the web but I doubt they know when, where and how it really started. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Vivien Goh Gaik Tuan
thanks i liked this product and will use it every day thanks for sending it to me i appreciate itPublished on January 25, 2013 by bw