World Wide Web Inventor: I Wasn’t Expecting Kittens

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The World Wide Web — which celebrates its 25th anniversary on Wednesday — has undoubtedly ushered in massive innovation in its quarter-life existence but what’s most surprised inventor Tim Berners-Lee is users’ fascination with kittens.

Berners-Lee participated in a Q&A (also known as an AMA or “ask me anything”) on popular message board site Reddit this afternoon and when asked what major reason people use the Internet for that he wasn’t expecting, his answer was simply: “kittens.”

But his answers weren’t all jovial. He provided fascinating insight into the state of the online world, noting he is both “concerned and excited about its future.” He also shared his perspective on Edward Snowden, saying “the whistleblower may be all that saves society.” Read more…

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