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Friday, December 30, 2022

Robert Cailliau and online content

Robert Calliau (1947-now) is a Belgian computer scientist best known collaborating with Tim Berners-Lee to create the World Wide Web. The rest of this post is some quotes from Cailliau.


World Wide Web


"When we have all data online, it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces." (


"I'd like the reader to decide if he is willing to pay minute sums for content. I'd like the economics of the web to be controlled between authors and readers, not advertisers." (


"There was a a time when the community that was on the Net was homogenous and civilized. Now it's not. We're in the middle of chaos. It may calm down. But the alternative is that there's a total meltdown of the system and that it becomes unusable. That would be a catastrophe." (