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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Tim Berners-Lee: The World Wide Web - A Mid Course Correction

This post is a collection of quotes from Tim Berners-Lee in a lecture from 2019. Tim Berners-Lee is best known for launching the World Wide Web in 1989 and the purpose of this post is to show some of the early motivations for creating the Wold Wide Web. There are 2 quotes listed below chronologically. Sources: The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: The World Wide Web - A Mid-Course Correction, BBC One


1. "Interestingly, there was no strict rule at CERN, no hierarchical management which said everyone had to use the same sort of computer. So each team used whatever hardware and software systems they thought were best for them to use to build their part of this huge big puzzle." (8:34)


2."My idea... was not to build the biggest, best documentation system. No, it was to build a whole new world in which all the existing documentation systems, warts and all, could coexist and be interlinked." (12:05)