Inventor of the Web fears for its future

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Inventor of the Web fears for its future

Nov 7, 2006 10:10 AM

Broadcast Engineering - Nov 7, 2006 - According to an article on the Broadcast Engineering magazine website, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, developer of the Internet''s World Wide Web, is concerned about his invention being misused. He told the BBC that he was concerned the technology could be used to spread misinformation and �undemocratic forces.� Berners-Lee said he feared that if the Internet was left to develop unchecked, "bad things" could happen. He wants to set up a Web science research project to study the social implications of the Web''s development.

Berners-Lee also said employers were now beginning to complain that there were not enough people who fully understood the Web. "There aren''t any courses at the moment and it hasn''t really been brought together. We''re hearing complaints from companies when they need people that really understand the medium from both the technological and social side."