Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor

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Paw Prints, Jun 26, 2008 - Computers - 272 pages
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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.

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Review: Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web

User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book as a web developer, may be less interesting for others. A a really cool section at the end where Berners-Lee provides a high level overview of his ultimate vision of the web that I want to re-read. Read full review

Review: Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

The first part is a history of what motivated him to develop the web, how he did it, why it beat the other hypertext systems, and the early browser wars. The second part was his vision for the web and ... Read full review

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