Tim Berners-Lee didn’t expect kittens to take over the web

You may have noticed that it’s the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has naturally been receiving quite a lot of media attention. At an Ask Me Anything event for Reddit last week Tim Berners-Lee was asked the following question:

Q: “What was one of the things you never thought the internet would be used for, but has actually become one of the main reasons people use the internet?”
“Porn,” several Redditors prompted.
Tim Berners-Lee replied: “Kittens.”

And it’s true that the Web, and YouTube in particular, have been taken over by cats: kittens, small cats, big cats, LOLcats, Grumpy Cats. So I can’t really end this blog post without a cat photo can I.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2014/03/tim-berners-lee-didnt-expect-kittens-to.html


About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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