Examining the Architecture of the Web: Social Implications of a Universal Information Space

By Harry Halpin.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The World Wide Web Consortium has released the "Architecture of the Web". We describe the principles behind "a universal information space" and the social implications of the idea of universality.

Keywords: The World Wide Web, Information, Universality, W3C, Architecture of the Web, Empire

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.141-148. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.056MB).

Harry Halpin

Harry Halpin is a postgraduate researcher, working primarily with Henry S. Thompson (W3C/University of Edinburgh) over the architecture of the Web and the social and philosophical implications thereof. His current interests include search engines (such as the Web Proper Name proposal), the integration of natural language technology and the Web, and schemas for web documents. He has also been active in independent media, such as the Scotland Independent Media Centre, and an activist in globalization issues.


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