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Interesting technically, not enough about personal triumph!
on 9 November 1999
I was fascinated to read this book, having known the author personally during his time at CERN. It was interesting to find out the technical background to inventing the Web, and all Berners Lee's thoughts about the Web in the future.
However, I was disappointed not to hear more about the author's personal feelings about his invention, the relationships with other people involved in the Web, and above all how his personality contributed to this amazing communication device, which so much reflects the way people think.
Berners Lee has given a good account of the chronological events leading up to WWW, which would be very interesting to anyone with technical know-how, but to the man (or woman!) on the street the book soon becomes a catalogue of merely technical achievements!
I look forward to a follow up - this time a more human and personal view about the Web, because I know he has the personality to do it!