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Is the Web Worth It?
Posted by Lori Ayre on August 15, 2006
I love this quote from Tim Berners-Lee in an interview with Mark Lawson at BBC News when he was asked if the Web was really worth the trouble (e.g. identity theft, pornography):
"I feel that we need to individually work on putting good things on it, finding ways to protect ourselves from accidentally finding the bad stuff, and that at the end of the day, a lot of the problems of bad information out there, things that you don't like, are problems with humanity.
This is humanity which is communicating over the web, just as it's communicating over so many other different media. I think it's a more complicated question we have to; first of all, make it a universal medium, and secondly we have to work to make sure that that it supports the sort of society that we want to build on top of it."
I couldn't agree more.