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Tim Berners-Lee
Director of W3C (, the Web standards place. Founded - let web serve humanity. CTO to develop
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24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
You have a list of 10 media sites & want the publishers' names. Under the @timberners_lee design that's hard to do even manually, very difficult programmatically. A competent design would have an *extensible*, *open source* API *from Day One* to get that info. #internet
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From @AjitPaiFCC
On this date in 1968, Douglas Engelbart "presented a 90-minute live public demonstration of the online system, NLS,…
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From @thedcregulator
@AjitPaiFCC The first video sent? Cute cat playing the piano ....
24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
.@thedcregulator: no competent engineer would've designed the web like @timberners_lee did. He's held internet progress back a decade & cost literally *billions* of dollars with his half-arsed design.
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From @davidallengreen
We also gave the world the Charge of the Light Brigade Like any country we are capable of doing stupid and destruc…
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From @Alistair_King
@davidallengreen They love invoking experts when it suits them, don't they? As two asides, German mathematician Lei…
24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
.@Alistair_King: the HTML/CSS @timberners_lee pushed has cost untold billions in lost productivity & held the web back years. Better ways to do the same thing had been known for decades before his incredibly junky solution. His fans probably think the band Chicago invented jazz.
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From @jorgersimao
RT @antonioguterres: Honoured to meet @timberners_lee and to benefit from his wisdom about the opportunities and risks of his invention – t…
24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
.@jorgersimao @antonioguterres: look at any web page & you'll see a series of blocks: a slideshow, sidebars, etc. Each of those should be standard, parametized widgets. Due to @timberners_lee incredibly incompetent design, web pages are chunks of crap HTML. Horrific design.
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From @adrianlovett
My thoughts in the Telegraph as ⁦@A4A_Internet⁩ launches new report: Global growth in internet access is slowing sh…
24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
.@adrianlovett: if I or anyone else competent had designed the web, sites would be objects. Eg, you could query a site for about, owner, etc. @timberners_lee did things in dumbest way possible: huge gross chunks of text. His gross incompetence set web back years & cost billions.
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From @Katrinabrooker
Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
.@Katrinabrooker: @timberners_lee held the web back years & cost 10s of billions in wasted productivity. He isn't "Beethoven", more like a 3-year-old at a toy piano. If the DOM is a good idea, then why wasn't it in place from Day One instead of the HTML monstrosity?
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From @RichSimmondsZA
RT @evankirstel: "We demonstrated that the Web had failed instead of served humanity, as it was supposed to have done, and failed in many p…
24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
.@RichSimmondsZA @evankirstel: web sites should be object hierarchies. Eg, an API to get site info, each page containing widgets, a directory object w/ the "pages" of the site, etc. @timberners_lee made it *text* instead. That's cost literally billions in lost productivity.
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From @24aheaddotcom_
.@RichSimmondsZA @evankirstel: CORBA, RMI, Mac, Windows, NeXt, Taligent, etc. were object-oriented systems that could have been drawn from. @timberners_lee took things back to the Stone Age with HTML+CSS. He should be sent to Tower of London, not knighted. #internet #web
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From @24aheaddotcom_
For a small, tangible example of the sheer incompetence of @timberners_lee, how do you get a contact form for a website? A human has to visit & find the link (if any). If sites were objects, there would be a standard way to get that information. #Java #web #internet
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From @24aheaddotcom_
.@timberners_lee should be [expunged] for all the incredible damage he's wrought. He started a system that's cost billions, ignoring prior art such as an extensible object-based system that would've been secure & would have us much more advanced than now. #Java #internet #web
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From @OpenRightsGroup
RT @OpenRightsBrum: .@timberners_lee sensibly pointing out flaws in #IPBill, refusing to back it in present form and calling for strengthen…
24AheadDotCom_'s avatar
From @24aheaddotcom_
.@OpenRightsGroup: in $ terms, WWW is biggest example of technical incompetence ever. @timberners_lee 's bad design has cost *billions*.
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From @24aheaddotcom_
.@OpenRightsGroup: write a script to get HQ address from 10 random big business sites. Good luck! With a competent WWW design that'd be easy