18 de diciembre de 2005

Tim Berners Lee, el "inventor" de Internet, inicia un blog

O eramos todos y parió la... (aunque en esta ocasión la frase habría de terminar libre de ironía y con admiración). timbl's blog se llama el blog de Sir Timothy "Tim" John Berners-Lee, y éste es su primer artículo (que, por cierto, ha cosechado la envidiable cantidad de 323 comentarios hasta ahora):
In 1989 one of the main objectives of the WWW was to be a space for sharing information. It seemed evident that it should be a space in which anyone could be creative, to which anyone could contribute. The first browser was actually a browser/editor, which allowed one to edit any page, and save it back to the web if one had access rights.
Strangely enough, the web took off very much as a publishing medium, in which people edited offline. Bizarely, they were prepared to edit the funny angle brackets of HTML source, and didn't demand a what you see is what you get editor. WWW was soon full of lots of interesting stuff, but not a space for communal design, for discource through communal authorship.
Now in 2005, we have blogs and wikis, and the fact that they are so popular makes me feel I wasn't crazy to think people needed a creative space. In the mean time, I have had the luxury of having a web site which I have write access, and I've used tools like Amaya and Nvu which allow direct editing of web pages. With these, I haven't felt the urge to blog with blogging tools. Effectively my blog has been the
Design Issues series of technical articles.
That said, it is nice to have a machine to the administrative work of handling the navigation bars and comment buttons and so on, and it is nice to edit in a mode in which you can to limited damage to the site. So I am going to try this blog thing using blog tools. So this is for all the people who have been saying I ought to have a blog.
Fuente: Boing Boing

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Recientemente me encontré con tu blog y he estado leyendo a lo largo. Yo pensaba que iba a dejar mi primer comentario. No sé qué decir, excepto que he disfrutado de la lectura. blog de Niza.

Cristóbal dijo...

Apreciado amigo anónimo (¿amiga?),

Gracias por su visita y por haberse tomado tiempo por escribir un comentario.

Celebro que haya leído a lo largo - tal vez sería más apropiado "a lo corto" - y que haya disfrutado con la lectura. Supongo que es de eso de lo que se trata...

Si me permite, "¿qué es "blog de Niza"?

Gracias de nuevo, de veras. Cordialmente,