Berners-Lee lays the smack down

Tim Byars (
Fri, 4 Sep 1998 21:17:39 -0700

AP Wire, September 3

Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web in 1989 when he
was a researcher at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics
(CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, thinks the Web is still too
complicated and inefficient: "Users desperately need it to be
simple. You need to walk up to any screen and treat it the same way
as any other screen." It's also not private enough, and not yet
able to give people sufficient privacy guarantees that give them
confidence in collaborating with others: "I initially thought the
Web would be used for collaborative purposes. It isn't."



It takes Microsoft 10 years to get rid of the mess when you boot, why should we believe that you can make Windows easy to program in only two years ?" - S.Jobs to Microsoft's J. Allchin

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