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Berners-Lee on the read/write web

In diesem Interview versucht der Fragesteller der BBC hartnäckig, in Tim Berners-Lee Schuldgefühle dafür zu wecken, dass nicht alle Nutzer des Webs die Welt zu einem besseren Platz machen wollen. Wie auch immer: Der Interviewte bleibt standhaft und beschreibt, warum wir heute der ursprünglichen Idee des Web nähergekommen sind:

„The idea was that anybody who used the web would have a space where they could write and so the first browser was an editor, it was a writer as well as a reader. Every person who used the web had the ability to write something. It was very easy to make a new web page and comment on what somebody else had written, which is very much what blogging is about.
For years I had been trying to address the fact that the web for most people wasn’t a creative space; there were other editors, but editing web pages became difficult and complicated for people. What happened with blogs and with wikis, these editable web spaces, was that they became much more simple.
When you write a blog, you don’t write complicated hypertext, you just write text, so I’m very, very happy to see that now it’s gone in the direction of becoming more of a creative medium.“
(via Stephen Downes)
Mark Lawson, BBC News, 9 August 2005
[Kategorien: Zukunft des Internet]