computer scientist

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Weaving the Web

In Berners-Lee's book Weaving the Web, several recurring themes are apparent:
It is just as important to be able to edit the Web as browse it. (
Wiki is a step in this direction, although Berners-Lee considers it merely a shadow of the WYSIWYG functionality of his first browser.)
Computers can be used for background tasks that enable humans to work better in groups.
Every aspect of the Internet should function as a Web, rather than a hierarchy. Notable current exceptions are the
Domain Name System and the domain naming rules managed by ICANN. Computer scientists have a moral responsibility as well as a technical responsibility