SXSW 2013 / Open Web Platform: Hopes & Fears

Open Web Platform: Hopes & Fears

Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web in 1989, discussed: "Open Web Platform: Hopes and Fears". Berners-Lee is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the web standards consortium. He is an advocate for net neutrality, the Open Web and web standards.

This guy was a rock star. He said so much in an hour - it was very tough to take notes.

Don't teach kids how MS Word works, teach them how a *computer* works! Teach them CS, the underlying concepts -
Tell them, if anything is broken, it’s just because you haven’t built it yet."

Government watching internet activity - Governments have shut down the internet! How many people thought the Internet was just like air you breathe until Egypt turned it off?

The Web is meant to connect all the ideas in people's heads and by connecting via the web we can allow collaboration to solve problems like cancer and global warming

"The cats are great ... but I hope that the Internet you build will help encourage openness and democracies and cross cultures"

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