Web Inventor Warns Governments Internet Has No Off SwitchSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:57
Web Inventor Warns Governments Internet Has No Off Switch
LONDON — Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, on Wednesday warned governments that attempts to block the Internet were doomed to failure due to its scattered structure.
Speaking at the launch of a league table showing which countries use the web most effectively, Berners-Lee said the lack of a global Internet “off-switch” meant authoritarian regimes could not stem the influx of digital information.
“The way the Internet is designed is very much as a decentralised system,” he explained at the London launch.