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Tim Berners-Lee takes a stand for Net Neutrality

The International Herald Tribune has a transcript of Sir Tim Berners-Lee who is known for being the inventor of the World Wide Web, which is the most visible and visited area of the internet with the ubiquitous HTTP://WWW. acronym.

Berners-lee answers to some very interesting questions including one on the ongoing debate on Net neutrality in the US. He presents the audience with a clear cut answer; 'Unless we have the neutrality of the medium that we've enjoyed up until now, unless that continues for TV and audio streaming, that richness, that diversity will die, and it will be a sad day.'

Coming from the person who originally made it all happened, this does carry some weight.

He also regrets having included the double slash in http:// as well as the top level domain or TLD as a suffix. Had he got his way, http://technowatch.itproportal.com would have become http:com/itproportal/technowatch.

He also touched upon what the Internet will look like in 10 or 20 years as well as development in the semantic Web which makes heavy use of metadata.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.