“Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep.” — Tim Berners-Lee, 6:57 AM – 12 Jan 13

Remembering Aaron Swartz: Commons man | The Economist

“The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending.”

Tim Berners-Lee November 22, 2010

Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web | Video on

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How old is the Internet?

“…a macroscopic snapshot of the Internet for two weeks: 1-17 January 2008. ”

“in 2002.[there were]…926,201 IP addresses and 2,000,796 IP links…[In 2008] The graph reflects 4,853,991 observed IPv4 addresses and 5,682,419 IP links (immediately adjacent addresses in a traceroute-like path) of topology data gathered from 13 monitors probing 48,535,339 /24s spread across 235,286 (49.3% were reached) globally routable network prefixes”