Tim Berners-Lee Worries About a Dark Net

by Bruce Stewart

Tim Berners-Lee, the one person most credited with inventing the Internet World Wide Web (thanks for the correction, Ali), continues to stand up for the principles espoused by the Net Neutrality crowd. In a BBC article published yesterday, Berners-Lee warns of a possible "dark period on the net" if U.S. network providers succeed in creating a tiered Internet.

"What's very important from my point of view is that there is one web," he said. "Anyone that tries to chop it into two will find that their piece looks very boring."

Berners-Lee has been speaking out for Net Neutrality for awhile now, but I find it very interesting that this latest article seems to be getting a lot of attention, to the point of even being linked to by the Drudge Report. The debate around Net Neutrality is clearly expanding and it will be interesting to watch as the issue continues to garner more mainstream attention.


2006-05-24 17:09:31
www != internet
Bruce Stewart
2006-05-24 17:51:16
Thanks for the correction, Ali!
2006-05-24 18:16:53
no problem :-)
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