Quotes by Tim Bernerslee
- Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
- Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
- The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website.
- The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.
- The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.
- The Web is now philosophical engineering. Physics and the Web are both about the relationship between the small and the large.
- We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
- We shouldn't build a technology to colour, or grey out, what people say. The media in general is balanced, although there are a lot of issues to be addressed that the media rightly pick up on.
- Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- You affect the world by what you browse.