The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect -- to help people work together -- and not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world. We clump into families, associations, and companies. We develop trust across the miles and distrust around the corner.
-- Tim Berners-Lee (1955-), inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium,Weaving the Web (1999)