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  SO WHY one must ask [IS] the MAN who  

  invented the World Wide Web NOT RICH 

  in any other sense than IDEAS !!!???

  My own role in LIFE here in cyberspace IS AS [IT] has  
  always been … BUT to share my own experience of
  understanding of ALL of the interrelated perspectives of
  the information [IN] formation of the REALLY BIG PICTURE;
  with ALL who would listen and take cogniscence of what
  has been said; and then to thrive on the feedback, as yet  
  another step on my journey up the mountain.
  As I have intimated elsewhere there are few individual
  scientists that have EVER absolutely understood the
  REALLY BIG PICTURE. So here I AM today saying that 
  Tim Berners Lee [IS] in[DEED] the very exception to that
  particular rule because he an his associates are in my own
  speak about to SET THE WWW on FIRE.

   In a recent Billy Perrigo TIME interview Berners Lee said.. 

  "I’ve got a vision for an alternative world, in which that

  data does exist, but it’s at the beck and call of the user

  themselves. Where the apps are actually separated

  from the data source. So when you use an app, it asks,

  where do you want me to store the data? And you have

  complete control over who gets access to it. It would be

  a new world. We’re talking about a future in which

  these programs work for you. They don’t work for

  Amazon, they don’t work for Apple" and in response to

  Perrigo's questions: "When you envisioned the world wide

  web for the first time 30 years ago, did you have any sense

  of the impact that it would have?" and "Did you predict the

  problems we currently see, like disinformation & trolling?

  Tim Berners Lee answered: "I didn’t. We didn’t even know

  that it would work. To some extent, there are still

  things that can go wrong with it, and we shouldn’t take

  it for granted" and "Yes and no. Did we imagine that

  people would do bad things on the web? Absolutely.

  From very early on, we knew that if it’s a powerful

  technology, then it’s going to be used for good and

  bad, just like all other powerful technologies. But

  initially our feeling philosophically was that the web

  should be a neutral medium. It’s not for the web to try

  to correct humanity. The web would hopefully lead to

  humanity becoming more connected, and therefore, 

  maybe more sympathetic to itself — and therefore,

  perhaps less conflict-ridden. That was our hope. But

  in general, we expected day-to-day life on the web to

  be like day-to-day life on the street, to have its rough

  edges and its smooth edges".





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Comment by Michael Grove on July 12, 2020 at 12:39

For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. “I was devastated,” Berners-Lee told me that morning in Washington, blocks from the White House. For a brief moment, as he recalled his reaction to the Web’s recent abuses, Berners-Lee quieted; he was virtually sorrowful. “Actually, physically—my mind and body were in a different state.” Then he went on to recount, at a staccato pace, and in elliptical passages, the pain in watching his creation so distorted.

Katrina Brooker - Vanity Fair

Comment by Michael Grove on July 12, 2020 at 13:33

NEVER forgetting of course the intimate involvement of MIT in y[OUR] journey towards an extensively global interactive multimedia capability with regard to and respect for cyberspace communications, during the last 100 years and particularly with respect to the development of ARPA & ARPANET and the tools which Tim Berners Lee utilised to establish the World Wide Web as ME•WE know and understand [IT] today.


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