(March 19, 2019) – The World Wide Web celebrated its 30th birthday last week, and the man who started it all had something to say. Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a blog for the Web Foundation, a group he founded, and addressed how far we’ve come, where we are now, and what’s next for the internet.
“The web has become a public square, a library, a doctor’s office, a shop, a school, a design studio, an office, a cinema, a bank, and so much more,” said Berners-Lee. “Of course with every new feature, every new website, the divide between those who are online and those who are not increases, making it all the more imperative to make the web available for everyone.”
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Berners-Lee discussed both the opportunities and the pitfalls of the internet saying that “if we give up on building a better web now, then the web will have failed us.” He also went on to outline what he calls his top three sources of dysfunction affecting today’s web.
Want to learn more and read Berners-Lee’s full blog, then head to the Web Foundation blog by clicking here.
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