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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday November 02 2014, @04:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the ontology-fail dept.

In a short interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, touts the W3C's HTML 5 standard, which was finally published last week after eight years of work. Sir Berners-Lee sees HTML 5 as advancing the Web as the central platform for delivering Internet content and applications, to mobile devices as well as PC users.

Q. How do you use the Web? Are there any sites or services that you use regularly?

A. We do all our work at the W3C on the Web — everything. We have a mantra: If it's not on the Web, it doesn't exist. When discussing things in a meeting, everything we do, the minutes of the meetings, it's always on the Web.

Some other quick takes on HTML 5 are here.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by meisterister on Sunday November 02 2014, @09:24PM

    by meisterister (949) on Sunday November 02 2014, @09:24PM (#112481) Journal

    You want to know something? I can see why. To be blunt, computers kind of suck. You basically get for hundreds if not thousands of dollars, a machine that frequently breaks, gets attacked by people who may not even be in your country (keep in mind that this is to a first time user who doesn't really know that the internet is full of terrible people), and isn't significantly better for tasks that someone is particularly skilled in. For just about every person who doesn't either have to do heavy number crunching or content production, computers offer no real benefit.

    I can write letters on a typewriter, make copies with a photocopier and distribute them via mail. Does that involve paying monthly tribute to the local internet monopoly? No. Does it involve using some black box proprietary software (which most people use)? No. Does it take a bit longer? Yes, but the other way isn't really worth the cost.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my computers and am involved in a field that uses them heavily. It's just that I see where people like this are coming from and really don't blame them for it, especially when asshats are out there clogging their web pages with Javascript and Flash (which is pretty much the only reason people stay on the upgrade treadmill at all now).

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