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Blogs fulfill Berners-Lee vision of the World Wide Web according to this interview on BBC.
posted by bobbyelliott (8 comments total)
So an endless cesspool of the lowest denominator tripe that it really turned out to be...not so much?
posted by parallax7d at 1:52 PM on August 11, 2005

Berners-Lee did a very gracious job of answering some very stupid questions there.

Boy, do I get sick of hysterical reporters trying to scare people away from the web.
posted by frykitty at 2:14 PM on August 11, 2005

I thought the reporter was being pretty adversarial too, but then I wrote it off as a cultural thing since we're not used to an aggressive media stateside. Glad I wasn't the only one.
posted by revgeorge at 3:45 PM on August 11, 2005

BBC reporters are often curt and to the point. I believe it is trained into them at an early stage. You can hear this quite cleary in their radio broadcasts, where they are quite happy to interrupt long-winded guests.
posted by Rothko at 3:50 PM on August 11, 2005

BBC reporters are often curt and to the point.

I didn't mind the curtness, I mind the inflammatory questions.


posted by frykitty at 3:57 PM on August 11, 2005

I find it impossible to reconcile the notions of "Mark Lawson" and "inflammatory" in my mind - Mr Lawson is a very fine man in many ways, but he also possesses many of the qualities of an unadventurous potato. I feel those questions are probably asked out of blandness rather than out of reactionary fervour.
posted by flashboy at 5:26 PM on August 11, 2005

I dunno. At this point, his audience could identify, chuckling, with the kinds of things he said. I don't think it's possible to scare people away from the web anymore.

But no, Lawson didn't come off very well, while TBL seemed to have enormous patience.
posted by dhartung at 7:23 PM on August 11, 2005

The BBC has been getting a bit too confrontational these days - They all think they are Paxman or something. Got to be controversial. That was a pretty poor interview. Good responses by Tim though.
posted by twistedonion at 4:17 AM on August 12, 2005

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