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The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee: Ian Ritchie on TED.com

Imagine it’s late 1990, and you’ve just met a nice young man named Tim Berners-Lee, who starts telling you about his proposed system called the World Wide Web. Ian Ritchie was there. And … he didn’t buy it. A short story about information, connectivity and learning from mistakes. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 5:42.)

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