Tim Berners-Lee: “Raw Data Now”

by on March 16, 2009

Great TED talk by Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web. His next project is working on the open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words.

Not only should we share our data, but we should demand that governments and businesses share the data they prepare as well, he says. Accessible raw data is his new objective for the world wide web. As he points out, “data drives a huge amount of what happens in our lives… because somebody takes the data and does something with it.” To Berners-Lee, it is essentially from this sharing of data, that advances in science will emerge.

From Compute Magazine outlining what he describes in the video below.

Thanks Enej for the link.