Web inventor warns of ‘dark’ net

The web should remain neutral and resist attempts to fragment it into different services, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said. Recent attempts in the US to try to charge for different levels of online access web were not “part of the internet model,” he said in Edinburgh. He warned that if the US decided to go ahead with a two-tier internet, the network would enter “a dark period”. I agree 100 perceont with Sit Tim Betners-Lee and believe the internet should remain free and not have different levels.

Sir Tim said this was “not the internet model”. The “right” model, as exists at the moment, was that any content provider could pay for a connection to the internet and could then put any content on to the web with no discrimination. Speaking to reporters in Edinburgh at the WWW2006 conference, he argued this was where the great benefit of the internet lay.”You get this tremendous serendipity where I can search the internet and come across a site that I did not set out to look for,” he said.

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