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The Web Master Has A Blog

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Tim Berners-Lee, whose work at CERN led to the creation of the World Wide Web, has joined the blogosphere himself.

“So I have a blog,” wrote Berners-Lee as the title to his first blog entry. “So this is for all the people who have been saying I ought to have a blog,” he wrote in closing the first post.

(Ok, he uses So to start a sentence a couple of times, give him a break, if it wasn’t for him you’d be using gopher or BBS right now and uudecoding images instead of just seeing them open in your browser.)

If there was any doubt Berners-Lee was a forward thinker in the mode of the great scientists and sci-fi writers, he was considering concepts 16 years ago that have become commonplace today:

In 1989 one of the main objectives of the WWW was to be a space for sharing information. It seemed evident that it should be a space in which anyone could be creative, to which anyone could contribute.

Now in 2005, we have blogs and wikis, and the fact that they are so popular makes me feel I wasn’t crazy to think people needed a creative space.


Search Engine Watch pointed out the blog had eight pages of comments; it’s since increased to nine.

Of course, now we’ll have to see if Berners-Lee keeps it updated. Or if he’ll place ads on his blog. (Certainly he wouldn’t. Would he?)

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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

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