(Okay, I do have to mention that it always strikes me as pretty amazing that all of this — all of the Web-based stuff that we take for granted now — is based on the work of one man. And — maybe even the most incredible thing — he didn’t use it to become a Bill Gates or a Steve Jobs.)
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, made some comments recently about the state of his invention, on the occasion of its 28th birthday.
He’s right about the centralized nature of a lot of things now, with so much concentrated in the hands of a few corporations, such as social media companies. This has been a big change since some years ago, when there were a lot more personal websites and blogs and so on.
In addition to the birthday of the Web, there’s been another birthday recently:
And, yes, you totally should read it.