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What the Web should be within the next 25 years

     
9:35 am on Mar 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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25 years of the World Wide Web: The inventor of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, explains how it all began.

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Sir Tim is calling on people to make suggestions for what they want the web to be, via social media using hashtag #web25 or online at webat25.org

[independent.co.uk...]



http://www.webat25.org/
1:47 pm on Mar 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The article claims that he "single-handedly invent the Internet".

Is ignorance of what they write about a job requirement for journalists. If you want to write about IT, they give you a test and if you know what RAM or TCP is you fail? If you want to write about finance you must not know what an NPV is?
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A lot of people simply don't understand the difference between the "internet" and "world wide web" very different concepts. One is a road, one is a bus.

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Or one is 'transport' and the other is 'transport method'? :o)

It's a huge question though isn't it... what should the web be? It has evolved a huge amount over the years, from a predominantly American pastime to worldwide.

Technologically I think everyone will get access soon enough and all the interoperability will be there. The social issues like:

Who has the right to collect and use our personal data, for what purpose and under what rules?


for me, is something that fundamentally is (already) changing our lives. Remember the Google toolbar used to have an option to store your credit card details to pre-populate forms? :o)

It will be hard to have any kind of mandate for privacy because it'll require lots of countries to agree to (and abide to) it.
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A lot of people simply don't understand the difference between the "internet" and "world wide web"

A lot of people don't know the difference between the Internet and Google. A generation ago, not many people knew the difference between the Internet and AOL.

Doesn't everyone know that your smart phone contains a copy of the Internet?
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I usually turn off the internet each evening. ;) There's a button a website for that. ;)

Joking apart, the important thing that Sir Tim talks about is the bill of rights.

There's a loss of "control," and that appears unstoppable. Whether that control is basic, in the sense of personal privacy when using an app, or whether it it more significant, such as the right to freedom of speech, and the protection from government spying.

Can the genie be put back in the bottle? I'm not sure it's possible. One thing is for sure, the control of the simple things is in our hands, and we can easily do something about that.
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Doesn't everyone know that your smart phone contains a copy of the Internet?


What I find amazing is that my phone is still relatively light, despite holding all of that information.
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What I find amazing is that my phone is still relatively light, despite holding all of that information.

Reminds me of my favorite Dilbert cartoon [search.dilbert.com] where the pointy-haired boss complains his laptop is too heavy.
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there's a free www download at w3school

[w3schools.com...]

action starts after 25 seconds. . .
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there's a free www download at w3school


That's a crack-up. I always thought you needed an FTP client to download the dub dub dub in it's entirety. :D

Makes me want to see if I can find those blank floppies I stored in the attic years ago.
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Whom you are asking how should be the world wide web after 25 years. Master minds will sit and analyze what are their objectives about world wide web and how it should be presented to people after 25 years.