Have we reached a tipping point towards a better internet?
Tim Berners-Lee may feel he created a monster, but there are grounds for optimism
Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters
This week, at the launch of the Web Summit in Lisbon, creator of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, cautioned that the internet was now at a “tipping point”.
On the network he created three decades ago, too much power is concentrated in the (often hidden) hands of a small number of opaque, global technology companies, he argued.