Yesterday in Dan Gillmor’s Sunday column, he presents an interesting interview with Tim Berners-Lee, the man who is credited with giving birth to the World Wide Web. Here’s a sample of what I found interesting in his column.
“The Web Berners-Lee envisioned and forged wasn’t really the one that has emerged in recent years. He believed that the Web should be a medium for writing, not just reading, a medium for robust collaboration.
The community has created most of the needed tools to make the Web more collaborative, in a robust and secure way. The technology enables Berners-Lee and his colleagues to collaborate across time and distance in powerful ways. But the tools are far from complete.
“Each problem, by itself, has been tackled,” he said. “What is difficult is taking the lot and gluing it together.”