Hijacking the WWW

In a recent message on the Mozilla College Reps mailing list, a contributor described a note he’d just sent to Microsoft in which he wrote: “Sir Tim Berners Lee did not invent the web for you to hijack it.”. This made me realize that many people’s perception of Web history is skewed depending on when they became aware of the web and how it was introduced to them. Here, I hope to provide a little background which explains some of that early history, and why I think this particular criticism of Microsoft is unfair. Continue reading Hijacking the WWW