The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee

Imagine it's late 1990, and you meet a young man who starts telling you about his proposed system called the World Wide Web. Ian Ritchie was there. And he didn't buy it. Here Ritchie tells his story about information, connectivity and learning from mistakes. Talk recorded 11 July 2011 and being republished to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

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[Tim Berners-Lee] told me about his proposed system called the ‘World Wide Web.’ And I thought, well, that’s got a pretentious name.