Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The tragic mistake

From Adam Green's The second coming of the Web:
“When Tim Berners-Lee first gave mankind the Web, he made a tragic mistake. He granted us free will to use less than perfect HTML. His tools, and the tools of those to follow him, allowed users to develop sinful habits based on ignorance and sloth. The result was a Web of corrupt data, in which misformed tags abounded. This great fall from grace by the users of the Web prevented it from ever attaining the state of perfection desired by all computer scientists, a completely machine readable database.”

6 comments:

Ara Pehlivanian said...

Nice! I couldn't have said it better myself. Now to clean up that mess (always harder than making it).

desh said...

Net is a dustbin and we should clean that up. Remember we got an A in Environmental Science.
An please mail me some template.

enginerd said...

Desh,
I'll send you a template soon. Just a tad too occupied with stuff these days.

Amit said...

New here.

Very nice blog!

Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY!
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