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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Berners-Lee Narrator: Tim Berners-Lee Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been hailed by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest minds of this century.His creation has already changed the way people do business, entertain themselves, exchange ideas, and socialize with one another. With new online businesses and communities forming every day, the full impact of Berners-Lee's grand scheme has yet to be fully realized.

Now, this low-profile genius tells his own story of the Web's origins--from its radical introduction and the creation of the now ubiquitous WWW and HTTP acronyms to how he sees the future development of this revolutionary medium.

Berners-Lee offers insights to help listeners understand the true nature of the Web, enabling them to use it to their fullest advantage. He shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, and the increasing power of software companies in the online world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] important account of how, when, where, and why [Berners-Lee] cooked up the web—well worth reading.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “He doesn’t have the stature, the name recognition, or the billions of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but modest, intelligent, capable Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web… Like an evangelist, Berners-Lee preaches the Web’s capability for changing the world even more than it already has.” 


  • “Passionately presented, Weaving the Web is an insider’s look at one of the most influential phenomena in today's society.”  


  • “Berners-Lee recounts the events leading up to his creation of the web, fusing hypertext and internetworking into the most dramatic development in communications since the printing press. In this important work, he also shares his personal vision of the web, what’s right and wrong with it, and what its future may hold for us.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Willie | 8/4/2013

    " Excellent book about the chronicles of the WWW in its origins. Turns out Tim Berners-Lee had a vision way beyond writing a nice piece of software. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Curiousjeff | 7/31/2013

    " Must read book to any one interested in the web "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daniel Hooker | 3/24/2013

    " Beginning history of the web is much more fun than later stuff on the consortium. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Faft | 2/24/2013

    " only mildy interesting especially if you know the history of networks already "

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About the Author

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, is currently the director of theWorld Wide Web Consortium, the coordinating body for Web development, and heoccupies the 3Com Founders chair at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. Recipient of numerous awards, he received the distinguished MacArthurFellowship in 1998. He lives in Cambridge, MA.