Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web

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HarperCollins, 2000 M11 7 - 256 páginas

Named one of the greatest minds of the 20th century by Time, Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for one of that century's most important advancements: the world wide web.  Now, this low-profile genius-who never personally profitted from his invention -offers a compelling protrait of his invention.  He reveals the Web's origins and the creation of the now ubiquitous http and www acronyms and shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, the increasing power of softeware companies , and the need to find the ideal balance between commercial and social forces.  He offers insights into the true nature of the Web, showing readers how to use it to its fullest advantage.  And he presents his own plan for the Web's future, calling for the active support and participation of programmers, computer manufacturers, and social organizations to manage and maintain this valuable resource so that it can remain a powerful force for social change and an outlet for individual creativity.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - TommyElf - LibraryThing

Berners-Lee writes a very fun and informative treatise on his experiences towards creating the Web as we utilize it today. The first nine chapters detail his background and history, up to his move to ... Leer comentario completo

WEAVING THE WEB: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web

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The inventor of the World Wide Web tells how he did it, and what it means. Berners-Lee traces the Web to a "play" program he invented in 1980, while a consultant at the CERN laboratories in ... Leer comentario completo

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Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, is currently the director of theWorld Wide Web Consortium, the coordinating body for Web development, and heoccupies the 3Com Founders chair at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.Recipient of numerous awards, he received the distinguished MacArthurFellowship in 1998. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

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