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Leaders in Computing by Donald Knuth, Dame Stephanie Shirley, DBE FREng FBCS CEng CITP, Jimmy Wales, Vint Cerf, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Karen Spärck Jones, FBA, Grady Booch, Linus Torvalds, Steve Wozniak

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7 ISN’T IT SEMANTIC?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2006 and 2009

In two exclusive interviews in 2006 and 2009, the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, spoke to BCS Managing Editor Brian Runciman about the development of the web, his view on the advent of artificial life forms on the internet, the biggest barriers to enabling the information society for all, where the mobile web is going and more.

2006 interview

Looking back on 15 years or so of development of the web, is there anything you would do differently given the chance?

I would have skipped on the double slash – there’s no need for it. Also I would have put the domain name in the reverse order – in order of size, so, for example, the BCS address would read: http:uk/org/bcs/members. This ...

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