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.
The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect—to help people work together—and not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world.
I think in general it’s clear that most bad things come from misunderstanding, and communication is generally the way to resolve misunderstandings, and the Web’s a form of communication, so it generally should be good.
The Web does not just connect machines, it connects people.
Legend has it that every new technology is first used for something related to sex or pornography. That seems to be the way of humankind.
Tim Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web in March 1989, implemented at CERN in 1990 (assisted by Robert Cailliau)