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 Tim Berners-Lee - “When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to talk about being professional in IT. Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Whatever the device you use for getting your information out, it should be the same information.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Web pages are designed for people. For the Semantic Web, we need to look at existing databases.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “There could still be a huge battle which leaves a big mess and fragments the Web into two pieces whenever a new feature comes along.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “The most important thing that was new was the idea of URI-or URL, that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will allow you to get hold of it.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “The Mobile Web Initiative is important - information must be made seamlessly available on any device.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “The Domain Name Server (DNS) is the Achilles heel of the Web. The important thing is that it's managed responsibly.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Physicists analyze systems. Web scientists, however, can create the systems.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Most larger companies now see that for the market to grow, Web infrastructure must be royalty-free.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Microsoft said recently that nearly 50 percent of people need to make some sort of adjustment to their system to interact with it.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here private ownership vs. open source, and so on.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “In '93 to '94, every browser had its own flavor of HTML. So it was very difficult to know what you could put in a Web page and reliably have most of your readership see it.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “I basically wrote the code and the specs and documentation for how the client and server talked to each other.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Everybody who runs a Web site knows we're not assured of compatibility, and we could end up with a split.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Compared even to the development of the phone or TV, the Web developed very quickly.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “That idea of URL was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler and an interpreter are interchangeable.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically, where we have an informed electorate and accountable officials. To do that we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “People think e-commerce is just people browsing, but there's more to it than that. More and more people are using programs and agents to shop for the best deal, and that's how they're going to be getting to your site.”
 Tim Berners-Lee - “The original idea of the Web was about supporting the way people already work socially, but this doesn't happen with a lot of IT projects.”

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