"I Was Devastated": Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regr...

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"I Was Devastated": Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World
Wide Web, Has Some Regrets  

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news
to mass surveillance. But he's got a plan to fix it.

BY Katrina Brooker

"For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to
concern ourselves with what people are building on top of it," Tim
Berners-Lee told me one morning in downtown Washington, D.C., about a
half-mile from the White House. Berners-Lee was speaking about the
future of the Internet, as he does often and fervently and with great
animation at a remarkable cadence. With an Oxonian wisp of hair
framing his chiseled face, Berners-Lee appears the consummate academic
- communicating rapidly, in a clipped London accent, occasionally
skipping over words and eliding sentences as he stammers to convey a
thought. His soliloquy was a mixture of excitement with traces of
melancholy. Nearly three decades earlier, Berners-Lee invented the
World Wide Web. On this morning, he had come to Washington as part of
his mission to save it.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/07/the-man-who-created-the-world-wide-web-has-some-regrets

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