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If you use the original World Wide Web programEdit

I have found a reference for a slightly different version of the quote here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20050831085206/http://www.w3journal.com/3/s1.interview.html

This is the text:

"If you use the original World Wide Web program, you never see a URL or have to deal with HTML. You're presented with the raw information. You then input more information. So you are linking information to information--like using a word processor. That was a surprise to me--that people were prepared to painstakingly write HTML."

What about updating the main article, leaving just "That was a surprise to me--that people were prepared to painstakingly write HTML."? That seems the more interesting bit. User:Baravalle 12:48, 11 Apr 2007 (WEST)

I'd be inclined to change the text to the version that's actually cited, as that quote currently stands as 'attributed', i.e. "has had Chinese whispers played with it". Might want to wait until the original page gets over their 'copyright issue' and gets the content back, though---going via archive.org in this case is probably bad form.--152.78.61.191 13:45, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

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  • If you use the original World Wide Web program, you never see a URL or have to deal with HTML. That was a surprise to me - that people were prepared to painstakingly write HTML.
  • Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
  • The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
  • The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.
  • They may call it a home page, but it's more like the gnome in somebody's front yard than the home itself.
  • Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
  • What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents - then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice.
  • You affect the world by what you browse.
  • I got into a lot of trouble when somebody called me "The Creator of the World Wide Web". I got an angry call from somebody who said that it was preposterous because I couldn't have written all that stuff.
  • Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the person you are applying to for your first job. Imagine that it's all going to be seen by your parents and your grandparents and your grandchildren as well.