Although Mike Sendall will always be remembered for his caution about the web, Berners-Lee says he was never anything other than totally supportive of his work.
During its current "digital adolescence", the web has been especially affected by dysfunctional problems like state-sponsored hacking, online harassment, hate speech and misinformation, he warned.
In the letter, Berners-Lee identifies three main "sources of dysfunction" that plague today's web (he appears to use the words "web" and "internet" as synonyms, which isn't quite true, but we'll let it slide). The fact is that www is a group of pages that you see online, while the Internet is a huge network through which computers and devices across the world are interconnected.
While few would argue with these high-minded sentiments, it may be easier said than done convincing companies that make money out of the web, particularly given the level of cut-throat competition that the internet has created.
In his article, Berners-Lee acknowledged major shortcomings of his brainchild, saying people "feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good".
While he is happy that half of the world's population is now online, it is the other half he is anxious about. "We will have failed the web", he wrote.
Crucially, Berners-Lee called for the upcoming Contract for the Web to be a kind of guiding star that must also be flexible enough to adapt to the pace of technology. His foundation is working with web companies and governments on a Contract for the Web, which will "establish clear norms, laws and standards that underpin the web".
Published last November, the "contract" asks people to commit to a free web, and to respect the right to privacy, among other principles.
Many websites from the early days of the Web have gone dark, but the first one is still live.
"Governments and large companies realise that there are things they need to do to fix the web and that they need to be good responsible participants", he said.
Chelsea have invested heavily in the academy and I'm sure they are going to want to see the fruits of that. Eden Hazard has traveled but will be on the bench ahead of Sunday's Premier League visit to Everton.
Thousands of users took to Twitter over the past day to complain about the outage, causing the hashtag #facebookdown to trend. And if you haven't rushed to Twitter yet , we'll save you the trouble: yes, Facebook posting is down and Instagram is buggy.
Lori Loughlin , 54, was arrested this morning when she returned to California from Vancouver, where she is filming a TV movie. Macy , who has not been indicted in the bribery scheme (yet), starred in nine seasons of the Showtime series Shameless .
Crude oil production in the country also fell by 106,000 barrels per day (bpd) to around 12 million bpd, the data showed. An unexpected dip in US crude oil inventories and production also supported prices, traders said .
Initial reports had indicated that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group was responsible for the rocket fire. Warplanes could be heard flying overhead in Gaza City, where smoke from the explosions could be seen in the distance.
Justice Department regulations governing special counsels give Barr latitude in deciding how much of the report to make public. Concerns over Weismann's credibility as an independent investigator plagued the Mueller deputy since joining the Russia Probe.
Attention has focussed since the Lion Air crash on an automated anti-stall system in the 737 Max that dips the plane's nose down. Norwegian Air has said it will seek compensation from Boeing for costs and lost revenue after grounding its 737 Max fleet.
In midday trading, France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,254 while Germany's DAX lost its gains to trade flat at 11,518. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders said they've agreed on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.
Liverpool , Manchester United , Manchester City , Juventus , Ajax , FC Porto , Tottenham and Barcelona are the sides involved. Ajax were next with 16 per cent followed by arch-rivals Manchester United with 10 per cent.
A representative for the Hallmark Channel previously had "no comment " on the situation, according to Yahoo News. On Tuesday, Loughlin was indicted by federal officials after being accused of being in a college bribery scheme.
PM Theresa May returning to Downing Street after making a statement on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She, above all, retains the ability to ask for an extension and it is her deal MPs are voting on.
Teddy Bridgewater reportedly staying with Saints
Taylor is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers to be Phillip Rivers' backup, according to the NFL Network. Bridgewater also seemed to acknowledge the odd symmetry his return has with Brees' arrival in New Orleans.
Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, casualties reported
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Tesla unveils Model Y
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Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants
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Avengers Endgame trailer: Tony Stark is back on Earth
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IPhone shields Australian man from bow and arrow attack
When the unnamed man raised his iPhone to photograph the attacker, he fired an arrow at him that pierced right through the device. A mobile phone may have saved the life of a man who came under fire in an alleged bow and arrow attack in rural New South Wales .