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Web pages are designed for people.
by Tim Berners-Lee

Web pages are designed for people.
For the Semantic Web, we need to look at existing databases.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet.
The future is still so much bigger than the past.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee

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.
- Tim Berners-Lee

 

Sites need to be able to interact in one single,
universal space.
- Tim Berners-Lee

You affect the world by what you browse.
- Tim Berners-Lee

IT professionals have a responsibility to understand
the use of standards and the importance of making Web
applications that work with any kind of device.
- Tim Berners-Lee

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Everybody who runs a Web site knows we're not assured of compatibility,
and we could end up with a split.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The Domain Name Server (DNS) is the Achilles heel of the Web.
The important thing is that it's managed responsibly.
- Tim Berners-Lee

That idea of URL was the basic clue to the universality of the Web.
That was the only thing I insisted upon.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Whatever the device you use for getting your information out,
it should be the same information.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler
and an interpreter are interchangeable.
- Tim Berners-Lee

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.
- Tim Berners Lee

Most larger companies now see that for the market to grow,
Web infrastructure must be royalty-free.
- Tim Berners-Lee

When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to
talk about being professional in IT.
Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The Web is now philosophical engineering.
Physics and the Web are both about the relationship
between the small and the large.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue.
Society as a whole has complex issues to face here:
private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The Mobile Web Initiative is important -
information must be made seamlessly available on any device.
- Tim Berners-Lee

I basically wrote the code and the specs and documentation
for how the client and server talked to each other.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Customers need to be given control of their own data-not
being tied into a certain manufacturer so that when
there are problems they are always obliged to go back to them.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Compared even to the development of the phone or TV,
the Web developed very quickly.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Celebrity damages private life.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The most important thing that was new was the idea of URI-or URL,
that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier,
which will allow you to get hold of it.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.
- Tim Berners-Lee

I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about
communications between people and machines.
They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Physicists analyze systems.
Web scientists, however, can create the systems.
- Tim Berners-Lee

In '93 to '94, every browser had its own flavor of HTML.
So it was very difficult to know what you could put
in a Web page and reliably have most of your readership see it.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The important thing is the diversity available on the Web.
- Tim Berners-Lee

We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of
the world where everything is done democratically.
To do that, we get computers to talk with each other
in such a way as to promote that ideal.
- Tim Berners-Lee

We shouldn't build a technology to colour,
or grey out, what people say.
The media in general is balanced, although there are
a lot of issues to be addressed that the media rightly pick up on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one,
in which information is given well-defined meaning,
better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The challenge is to manage the Web in an open way-not too much bureaucracy,
not subject to political or commercial pressures.
The U.S.
should demonstrate that it is prepared to share control with the world.
- Tim Berners-Lee

What is a Web year now, about three months? And when
people can browse around,
discover new things, and download them fast,
when we all have agents - then Web years could slip
by before human beings can notice.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The Google algorithm was a significant development.
I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have
been saved by information on a medical website or who
have found the love of their life on a dating website.
- Tim Berners-Lee

We are all one - the web of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
- Chief Seattle

UNITY - we are all one - the web of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am simultaneously ME - an independent BEing
of free-will and bold courage,
and ME - an integral and inseparable element
of the web of timeless creation.
I am a paradox - a duality -
and yet an entirely unified ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we did not imagine was a Web of people,
but a Web of documents.
- Dale Dougherty

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place:
from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
- William Blake

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty
is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
- Edwin Way Teale

When I use the Internet, it's pretty much strictly for music.
Checking out other people's web sites,
what's going on, listening to music.
It's pretty much a musical thing for me.
- Liz Phair

If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours.
If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing,
then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.
- Raymond E. Feist

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
- Walter Scott

Any newspaper, from the first line to the last,
is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand
how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust.
- Charles Baudelaire

Somebody out there is going to do something that's
far more surprising than anything that I would do.
I was surprised by the whole web thing in the first place.
- Larry Wall

Merely that I have a World Wide Web page does not give me any power,
any abilities, nor any status in the real world.
- Clifford Stoll

But the great thing, and the horrible thing about the
web is you can just throw stuff up there and it doesn't cost anybody anything.
- Eric Avery

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
- Paul Eldridge

This is your silly web browser doing that.
The file is correctly named.
- Rasmus Lerdorf

The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself,
and this society is fatally entangled in it.
- Herbert Marcuse

One is that that's the way we started and we thought
there would be more value and less confusion if the
business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites.
- Jay Chiat

The web site and the Internet are a whole new ball game.
- Johnny Rivers

The issue in Web accessibility is the fact that blind
and visually-impaired people need the single biggest
boost to achieve equivalence,
since the real-world Web is a visual medium.
- Joe Clark

The world wide web has really been quite spectacular
and not something I would have predicted.
- Jon Postel

I was so worried about winning, it was as if I was caught up in my own web.
- Michelle Kwan

And I also have a camera, a Web cam,
and I have one at home,
so I can hook up and talk to the girls,
and they can see me while we're on the bus in the middle of nowhere.
- Lee Ann Womack

Eventually, if you had a printer that is IPP compliant,
that printer will have a Web address and anyone around
the world who can get on the Internet can print to that URL.
- Robert Palmer

I was involved in a web cartoon of Kung Fu with WB a few years back.
- David Carradine

You know, when people want to get any information,
research information, it will all exist on these Web sites.
- Brian De Palma

Who has time to manually spam web sites? That can't be very cost effective.
- Eric Cheng

It's quite complicated and sounds circular,
but we've worked out a way of calculate a Web site's importance.
- Larry Page

We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world.
Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
- Gaylord Nelson

People can put their best poems straight onto the web.
- Roger McGough

Talking, talking.
Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams,
between myself and all I see.
- John Gardner

If I were to write Web now, it would be a much,
much darker book.
- John M. Ford

The target market is for people who have not been entrenched in Web culture.
- John Patrick

Thousands across America are glued to their web cast to hear this.
And actually, I've never met one human being who said
that they had seen one of those.
- Spencer Abraham

I was told having a website would help me.
I have yet to figure out why my life story needs to be on the web.
- Wally Schirra


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