From the C|Net interview with

From the C|Net interview with Tim Berners-Lee:
bq. What about the American character rubbed off on the mainstream Web that you wish hadn’t?
[Only when the medium remains impartial and universal can it remain a force for individual, regional and global understanding.] There isn’t a “mainstream” Web. It isn’t like that. There is no “party line.” It is a decentralized system, where the existence of a bunch of commercial sites in one place doesn’t affect or detract from the quite independent existence of some great free academic material in another. The fact that there is porn somewhere else does not affect those reading the poetry.

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