Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tim Berners-Lee didn't expect kittens to take over the web
You may have noticed that it's the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has naturally been receiving quite a lot of media attention. At an Ask Me Anything event for Reddit last week Tim Berners-Lee was asked the following question:
Q: "What was one of the things you never thought the internet would be used for, but has actually become one of the main reasons people use the internet?" "Porn," several Redditors prompted. Tim Berners-Lee replied: "Kittens."
And it's true that the Web, and YouTube in particular, have been taken over by cats: kittens, small cats, big cats, LOLcats, Grumpy Cats. So I can't really end this blog post without a cat photo can I.