[NetBehaviour] Could the Web Be Built Today?

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Nov 7 17:17:59 CET 2005

*Could the Web Be Built Today?*

As the World Wide Web approaches its 15th birthday, Duke University law 
professor James Boyle ponders whether such an open set of communication 
protocols could be created today. Sadly, he thinks not.

Technology isn't the issue; Boyle believes that today's corporate and 
government interests would be too quick to crush such an ungovernable 
platform. The only reason the Web gained traction in the early '90s was 
that, back then, no one in authority was paying attention...

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