Open, amusing, insightful,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor (Gebundene Ausgabe)
What's nice about Weaving the Web is that Tim Berners-Lee quite openly discusses how parallel thinking by other individuals led to some of his developments and how his attitude towards more openness and decentralization was met with incomprehension by all concerned. His thinking was of the rising tide floats all boats school, while his intellectual competitors (he never sold anything) were of the heterogeneity floats our boat school.
The book may be long on paeans to the others involved, but it's nice to know how ideas flowed from person to person, and how comprehensive his initial notions were. What's clear is that his relentless "elling"of the idea of interconnectivity, common language, and open standards is what made the Web spread like wildfire and gave the basis to today's usage.
If Berners-Lee's "ompetitors"had had there way, we'd be using one of a dozen proprietary systems, paying per click and retrieval - very much like a larger version of Lexis-Nexis or CompuServe.