Thursday, April 23, 2009

Internet has only just begun, say founders. Wow! What's coming next?

While the Internet has dramatically changed lives around the world, its full impact will only be realised when far more people and information go on-line, its founders said Wednesday. 

"The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past," said Tim Berners-Lee, one of the inventors of the World Wide Web, at a seminar on its future. 

Just 23 percent of the globe's population currently uses the Internet, according to the United Nation's International Telecommunications Union, with use much higher in developed nations.

By contrast, just five percent of Africans surf the web, it said in a report issued last month. More...

See also:

  1. 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee and the Web...
  2. The top 10 internet-censoring countries. Shame on you...
  3. Rockefeller: Internet is “Number One National Hazard” 
  4. Internet monitored and controlled, even in democracies.
  5. Meet Alfred Sirleaf, Liberia's blackboard blogger! Wow!

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