Weaving the Web
The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its InventorBook - 1999
Discusses the origins and evolution of the Web, offers insights into the current state of the Web, and shares a blueprint for the future
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.
One of the most important figures in the creation of the World Wide Web describes its origins; its impact on the world and history; his view on such issues as censorship, privacy, and business; and his predictions for the future.