San Francisco: Harper and Brothers, 1999. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, 1st PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, TIM BERNERS-LEE, inventor of the World Wide Web, the first web browser, as well as the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale.
In 1989, while working at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), Berners-Lee proposed the concept of the World Wide Web as a way to facilitate the sharing of information among researchers. He published a paper entitled Information Management: A Proposal. In the paper, Berner’s Lee proposed a linked system of information – a universal one – that would employ differing technologies and concepts. The most fundamental aspect of his proposition was the ability to link the connections between information. His proposition and the work it engendered laid the foundation for the development of the modern internet and transformed the way information is accessed and shared globally.
His book, Weaving the Web provides insights into the creation and development of the web. He shares his experiences, thoughts, and vision for the future of the web. Berners-Lee covers the early days of the World Wide Web, discussing the challenges and decisions that led to its creation. Berners-Lee talks about the initial concepts, the development of the first web browser and server, and the establishment of the first website. The book also delves into the philosophy behind the design of the web and its potential impact on society.
Furthermore, Tim Berners-Lee addresses the importance of maintaining an open and accessible web, free from proprietary constraints. He discusses the need for standards that allow interoperability and the sharing of information across different platforms. The book serves as a historical account of the web's origins and a call to preserve its fundamental principles.
In addition to his work on the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee has been an advocate for an open and decentralized web, emphasizing principles like net neutrality, privacy, and accessibility. He continues to be involved in various initiatives to promote the positive and ethical development of the internet. Item #1677
CONDITION & DETAILS: Harper: San Francisco. The book includes a tipped in note on the stationery of Berner Lee’s consortium W3C. Signed by Amy van der Hiel is the Media Relations Coordinator for the W3C Communications Team and the Team Contact for the Advisory Board, it is a response to a request for a signed photo of Berner-Lee’s. The inscribed photo was then pasted down on the front flyleaf. [xl], 3, 226, . Bound in blue cloth with dust jacked protected by a mylar slip. Tightly bound. Bright and very clean inside and out. Fine condition.