They may call it a home page, but it's more like the gnome in somebody's front yard than the home itself.
Legend has it that every new technology is first used for something related to sex or pornography. That seems to be the way of humankind.
Anyone who slaps a this page is best viewed with Browser X label on a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another computer, another word processor, or another network.
I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the TCP and DNS ideas and ta-da! the World Wide Web.
I think in general it's clear that most bad things come from misunderstanding, and communication is generally the way to resolve misunderstandings, and the Web's a form of communications, so it generally should be good.
I don't believe in the sort of eureka moment idea. I think it's a myth. I'm very suspicious that actually Archimedes had been thinking about that problem for a long time. And it wasn't that suddenly it came to him.
Web 1.0 was all about connecting people. It was an interactive space, and I think Web 2.0 is of course a piece of jargon, nobody even knows what it means. If Web 2.0 for you is blogs and wikis, then that is people to people. But that was what the Web was supposed to be all along.
What's very important from my point of view is that there is one web Anyone that tries to chop it into two will find that their piece looks very boring.
When I invented the web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission. Now, hundreds of millions of people are using it freely. I am worried that that is going end in the USA.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Now, if someone tries to monopolize the Web, for example pushes proprietary variations on network protocols, then that would make me unhappy.
The Web does not just connect machines, it connects people.
If you use the original World Wide Web program, you never see a URL or have to deal with HTML. That was a surprise to me - that people were prepared to painstakingly write HTML.
Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.