Science fiction does not remain fiction for long. And certainly not on the Internet.— Vinton Cerf
Most Powerful Wide Web quotations
She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room, She saw the water-lily bloom, She saw the helmet and the plume, She look'd down to Camelot. Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror crack'd from side to side; "The curse is come upon me," cried The Lady of Shalott.
Getting an education at MIT is like taking a drink from a fire hose.
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 technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society.
The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.
The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.
The World Wide Web is precisely what we were trying to PREVENT.
We long ago foresaw the problems of one-way links, links that break (no guaranteed long-term publishing), no way to publish comments, no version management, no rights management.
I believe that the World Wide Web is, as a matter of fact, the noogenesis of the noosphere of the future. This is it!
By placing intelligence at the edges rather than control in the middle of the network, the Internet has created a platform for innovation.
We are the inheritors of a wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness and pain. But likewise are we the children of an indifferent universe. We break our own hearts imposing our moral order on what is, by nature, a wide web of chaos.
First we thought the PC was a calculator.
Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.
Spending an evening on the World Wide Web is much like sitting down to a dinner of Cheetos, two hours later your fingers are yellow and you're no longer hungry, but you haven't been nourished.
What we now call the browser is whatever defines the web.
What fits in the browser is the World Wide Web and a number of trivial standards to handle that so that the content comes.
Much like a subtle spider which doth sit In middle of her web, which spreadeth wide; If aught do touch the utmost thread of it, She feels it instantly on every side.
Merely that I have a World Wide Web page does not give me any power, any abilities, nor any status in the real world.
The world wide web has really been quite spectacular and not something I would have predicted.
[Tim Berners-Lee] told me about his proposed system called the 'World Wide Web.
' And I thought, well, that's got a pretentious name.
Marc Andreessen wrote the world's first browser for the World Wide Web.
According to Fortune magazine, he's worth $700 million. But is he happy?
His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
If you don't have an E-mail address, you're in the Netherworld.
If you don't have your own World Wide Web page, you're a nobody.
When people talk about Web 2.0, they mean that when the Internet, the World Wide Web, first became popular, it was one way only.
I hope readers will consider, especially in this age of the World Wide Web, that as miraculous as it is, we still need to be in the same room with all five senses if we are to empathize with each other.
This is exactly how the World Wide Web works: the HTML files are the pithy description on the paper tape, and your Web browser is Ronald Reagan.
Good telling of human stories is the best way to keep the Internet and World Wide Web from becoming a waste vastland.
The World Wide Web is the only thing I know of whose shortened form takes three times longer to say than what it's short for.
It is my belief that one of the most exciting things about the World Wide Web is that they allow minds, as Spock might say, to meld. The transfer of consciousness through a variety of mediums is nothing new.
[The Internet] is by far the most important innovation in the media in my lifetime. It's like having a huge encyclopedia permanently available. There's a tremendous amount of rubbish on the world wide web, but retrieval of what you want to so rapid that it doesn't really matter
Coffee has assumed a social meaning that goes far beyond the simple black brew in the cup. The worldwide coffee culture is more than a culture - it is a cult. There are usenet newsgroups on the subject, along with innumerable sites on the World Wide Web, and Starbucks outlets populate every street corner, vying for space with other coffeehouses and chains. And after all is said and done, it's just the pit of a berry from an Ethiopian shrub.
I have come to believe that large print, thick and heavy paper, and wide margins and oversize leading is indicative of the expected intelligence of the reader. … Compare children's books and books on Web Duhsign or other X-in-21-days books. If the reading level of a specification is below college level, chances are the people behind it are morons and the result morose.
When I grew up in the early '90s, the new World Wide Web felt like a gimmick, and I had no idea of the changes in store. In the summers, I'd backpack through Europe, follow the Grateful Dead. I had a car and a tent and traveled around the Great Lakes and out West. Jack Kerouac was my guiding light, his 'On the Road' a sacred text.
I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the world wide web.