My parents were mathematicians. My mother helped code one of the first stored-program computers – the Manchester Mark 1. They taught me that when you program a computer, what you can do is limited only by your imagination. That excitement for experimentation and change helped me build the World Wide Web.
I had hoped that 30 years from its creation, we would be using the Web foremost for the purpose of serving humanity. Projects such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and the world of open source software are the kinds of constructive tools that I hoped would flow from the Web. However, the reality is much more complex.