[thelist] Re: authority for the Web!

Ben Phillips ben at inchima.com
Tue May 14 10:11:00 CDT 2002

> Before you make statements like the one below, you might want
> to think about the implications.  To say that the Web was
> "invented" by one man is factually wrong.

no it's not. tim berners-lee invented the web.

> He created the
> http protocol and the ideas behind html, but it was based on
> technologies and inventions that preceeded him, most notably
> TCP/IP.  Without this standard, his http protocol would be useless.

well that's just silly. using that idea, nobody can invent anything
anymore. using that idea, karl benz didn't invent the motor car, because
somebody invented the wheel and the engine before him. berners-lee did
invent the web. granted, he used others' ideas to do so - it's called
'standing on the shoulders of giants'. but he did invent it.


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