The tragic mistake

29 Mar

From Adam Green’s The second coming of the Web:

“When Tim Berners-Lee first gave mankind the Web, he made a tragic mistake. He granted us free will to use less than perfect HTML. His tools, and the tools of those to follow him, allowed users to develop sinful habits based on ignorance and sloth. The result was a Web of corrupt data, in which misformed tags abounded. This great fall from grace by the users of the Web prevented it from ever attaining the state of perfection desired by all computer scientists, a completely machine readable database.”

5 Responses to “The tragic mistake”

  1. Ara Pehlivanian March 29, 2006 at 8:13 pm #

    Nice! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Now to clean up that mess (always harder than making it).

  2. desh April 11, 2006 at 1:55 am #

    Net is a dustbin and we should clean that up. Remember we got an A in Environmental Science.
    An please mail me some template.

  3. enginerd April 13, 2006 at 1:12 pm #

    I’ll send you a template soon. Just a tad too occupied with stuff these days.

  4. Amit May 15, 2006 at 2:56 pm #

    New here.

    Very nice blog!

    Keep it up!

  5. Anonymous July 12, 2006 at 9:39 am #

    Best regards from NY!

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