Daily Tech Notes » Tim Berners Lee’s map of the Internet and “tor of cism”

Tim Berners Lee (creator Word Wide Web) has created a map indicating the growth of Internet as part of his interview at BBC. Click on the image below for a larger version. From the BBC blog by Rory,

But there is also a parched area on one side of the map described as “wasted arid lands”. Among its features are the “Patent Peaks” and the “Proprietary Pass”. And right at the centre of this gloomy landscape is something called the “Tor of Cism”. For the life of me, I can’t work out what that means, but I have a feeling Sir Tim might have been passing on a coded message.

Actually “Tor of Cism” is a reference to Microsoft and the color coded Giants is a reference to Google. As you can see Tor of Cism leads to proprietary pass!

The original PDF can be downloaded from here.

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