Google Doodle goes all tech to celebrate 30th anniversary

14 March, 2019, 15:43 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • Tim Berners-Lee

The inventor of WWW, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was 33 when he submitted his proposal.

Speaking at a "Web@30" conference at CERN, Berners-Lee acknowledged that a sense among many who are on the Web has become: "Whoops!" In practice, the access to a browser on a home computer made the internet easily accessible to consumers for the first time.

Ninety per cent of adults in the United Kingdom used the internet past year, and there are few industries in the world that have not been touched in some way. It forever changed the way people get information, share ideas, buy goods and do work.

The first ever words that Berners-Lee's boss uttered after he proposed his plan about information management were 'vague but exciting.' Both had never realized that the complexity of Lee's proposal will signal the phenomenal birth of the World Wide Web that is now being used by billions of people worldwide. It also has given groups traditionally not heard a new voice in society. He urged people to fight to minimize the negative consequences of the Web, such as harassment, polarizing discourse, and the spread of misinformation.

Crucially, Berners-Lee called for the upcoming Contract for the Web to be a kind of guiding star that must also be flexible enough to adapt to the pace of technology. "Where is the balance between freedom of speech and hate speech?" he said.

Tim Berners-Lee, the brain behind the World Wide Web, raised doubts on his creation's ability to be a force for good in a letter published for his foundation on Monday.

He assured that the web foundation was working with governments, companies and citizens to make the web safer.

Book reveals how Trump used Tom Brady to insult son-in-law Jared Kushner
Trump routinely touts his intellect and education at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. But there is no such evidence of that, and a publication of the 1968 dean's list does not mention Trump's name.

Aged 63, he is now working on a new platform called Solid, which he hopes will break the stranglehold of the web giants and give individuals control over their data - work which gives him hope for the future.

Under the contract's sweeping, broad ambition, governments are supposed to make sure everyone can connect to the internet, to keep it available and to respect privacy.

Thirty years later, however, experts agree that the Web is in urgent need of improvements.

Berners-Lee called on citizens to hold companies and governments accountable for the commitments they make, and only elect politicians who will defend a free and open web. Making big changes will not be easy, but will be very well worth it in the end, he added.

"The web", Berners-Lee stated, "is not the web we wanted in every respect".

Around half of the world's population is now online, with a Google post accompanying today's Doodle reading: "The web would soon revolutionise life as we know it, ushering in the information age". His story was based on reports from the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and online sources. Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.

Recommended:

  • Volkswagen to cut up to 7,000 jobs at VW brand

    Volkswagen to cut up to 7,000 jobs at VW brand

    Diess, who also heads up the VW brand, has been axing slow-selling models and auto variants to reduce complexity. The new cost cutting drive is a continuation of Volkswagen's 3 billion euros Zukunftspakt savings plan.
    Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down In New York

    Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down In New York

    A police source told DailyMail.com: 'Cali was home having dinner with his family when this truck pulled up. A witness told The New York Daily News : 'There were like six shots, and then there were three more.
    Thousands of Australian Gmail users report problems with service

    Thousands of Australian Gmail users report problems with service

    The company posted an update at 3.44pm acknowledging the outage and have told customers they are working to rectifying the issue. For some users, there were also issues when attaching or accessing attachments, as well as accessing and saving draft emails.
  • Eye check-up to detect Alzheimer’s disease

    Eye check-up to detect Alzheimer’s disease

    Scientists from Duke University in the USA found the eye seems to reflect changes taking place deep within the brain. It may get trapped in the deposits of another protein called amyloid that is commonly associated with in the disease.
    Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Flight to Nairobi Crashes

    Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Flight to Nairobi Crashes

    The flight had unstable vertical speed after take off , said flight tracking website Flightradar24 on its Twitter feed. Ethiopian Airlines said it was organising search operations and setting up a passenger information centre.
    Media Avoids Obvious Reason Pelosi Has Cooled on Impeachment

    Media Avoids Obvious Reason Pelosi Has Cooled on Impeachment

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has recently repeated her longstanding views regarding President Donald Trump and impeachments. Reacting to her comments , Steyer suggested Pelosi's stance was "politically convenient".
  • Huawei clarifies why it used online stock images to promote new smartphone

    Huawei clarifies why it used online stock images to promote new smartphone

    To begin with, the Huawei Watch GT carries a price tag of Rs 16,990 for Classic Edition and Rs 15,990 for Sports Edition. The round dial of Watch GT is of a 1.39-inch OLED (454×454 pixels) touchscreen display having 326ppi pixel density.
    O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president

    O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president

    The former Texas congressman has joined the growing list of Democrats who hope to take on Donald Trump at the next election. The field of Democratic candidates already includes Elizabeth Warren , Bernie Sanders , and Julian Castro, among others .
    Verizon mobile 5G launches April with extra fees: 5G Moto Mod dated

    Verizon mobile 5G launches April with extra fees: 5G Moto Mod dated

    Sprint (s) has said it will offer 5G starting in May in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Kansas City but hasn't disclosed pricing. For a limited time, customers can preorder the 5G moto mod, which retails for $349.99, for just $50.
  • Trump called Apple CEO ‘Tim Apple’ to ‘save time’

    Trump called Apple CEO ‘Tim Apple’ to ‘save time’

    While Trump and the White House couldn't make light out of the situation, plenty of other people did. Lemon said. "You heard the man, he said, 'Tim Apple .' It's amusing , it's ridiculous".
    Khawaja ton guides Australia to 272-9 in deciding ODI

    Khawaja ton guides Australia to 272-9 in deciding ODI

    Australia again started well with Finch and Usman Khawaja putting on 76 for the first wicket until the Aussie captain departed. He scored 50 and 38 in the first two ODIs before notching his maiden ODI century at Mohali as Australia began their comeback.
    New Zealand calls for vaccination against measles following outbreak

    New Zealand calls for vaccination against measles following outbreak

    Data from 2018 shows that 10% of cases are between 6 and 15 years of age, whereas 15% are between 16 and 30 years of age. Two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 97 percent effective at protecting children from measles, according to the CDC.


Popular

Liverpool Win Over Bayern Munich Adds To German Legend's Worries
Maybe we were trying to play defensive and trying to score goals and maybe that was wrong and today Liverpool were better. I knew we had a chance but I didn't expect it would happen, but the boys made it happen and it was really brilliant.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez proposal pictures
Over a shot of the two of them hugging after the proposal, he wrote , "There aren't many words to share with you, only feelings". The announcement was made with a photo of Jennifer and Alex's hands showing off the Jenny from the Block hitmaker's $1.8m ring.

20+ Galaxy S10, S10+, & S10e Tips and Tricks!
After Samsung released the Galaxy S10 Android 9 kernel on its open source center, developer Mishaal Rehman got around digging. Don't Miss: At just $16.79, Anker's best fast wireless charger might never be this cheap again In 2019, 5G doesn't matter.

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke Headed to Iowa this Weekend
Beto O'Rourke speaks to constituents outside of a polling location at Nixon Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018. Sterzenbach, Tewes and multiple advisers close to O'Rourke did not respond to requests for comment.

Sao Paulo school shooting: 8 children and two adult killed in Brazil
Police work at the scene of a shooting at a school in Suzano, Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil , on March 13, 2019. In 2011, 12 students were killed by a gunman who roamed the halls of a school in Rio de Janeiro , shooting at them.

Attorney General accidentally calls backstop 'mess' in Commons — Geoffrey Cox BLUNDER
It recovered to a drop of 1.02 per cent by and 0.79 per cent against the dollar by 4.10pm, but it remained a disatrous day. Extending the timeframe for Brexit requires approval from all 27 remaining European Union member countries.

Clashes Erupt After Israel Closes Temple Mount
During the searches, the police said they found several containers of flammable materials, firecrackers and Molotov cocktails. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported two people hurt, while police said an officer suffered from smoke inhalation.

Facebook Facing Criminal Investigation Into Device Data Share Deals
The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. Facebook is already facing the prospect of multi-billion dollar fines to settle privacy investigations.

Android Q beta launches today, available to all Pixel phones
The handsets supported are Pixel, Pixel XL , Pixel 2 , Pixel 2 XL , Pixel 3 , Pixel 3 XL along with the official Android emulator. Android Q is now in early beta stage and is chiefly aimed at developers and other tech-heads in the testing community.

Sushilkumar Shinde, Priya Dutt, Raj Babbar in Congress 2nd list
Hitting out Congress , Mayawati said, "The SP-BSP alliance is flawless for defeating the BJP, especially in Uttar Pradesh". So is Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has been put in charge of western Uttar Pradesh.