Tim Berners-Lee has a weblog!

So now the founder of the world-wide web has his own website. And it’s great to see how warmly people have responded to it.
It’s a bit of a surprise that it’s only just happened, but Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world-wide web, has just started a weblog. I just saw an entry about it, dated 12 December this year… and then the excellent ‘In Praise Of’ Guardian editorial appeared.
Too early no doubt to say what we shall all learn from this contribution to the www, but it’s heartening to see that many of the early responses have been outpourings of appreciation and thanks for what Sir Tim achieved. He may not, as a contributor on this humble weblog noted, have made any money from his amazing contribution to communication technology, but he must surely be enjoying the warmth of all the responses to his work.

Posted on December 20, 2005, in Knowledge Ecology And Economy, The Journal. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Today’s Technology Guardian (23 March 2006, see also http://www.freeourdata.org.uk) has an article in which Sir Tim argues for free mapping on the world wide web.
    ‘There’s a moral argument that says, for a well-run country, we should know where we are, where things are, and that data should be available,’ he tell us.
    If anyone is eligible to make the case for free access, it’s Tim Berners-Lee. That’s exactly what he gave us all when he invented the web.
    But I do wonder whether his employer organisations would now permit such amazing generosity (and possibly commercial naivity)? Institutions of higher education are also largely funded by the state, but they are learning rapidly about Intellectual Property Rights!

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