Sending an e-mail – an action we take for granted nowadays, was something that people have not even imagined by the time when the computer was a vast machine occupying an entire room and requiring the attendance of a white-coated priesthood. Today the list of the things we can do on the Internet is much bigger. We can claim that all the activities in the routine of a contemporary man are related to it – talking to friends, shopping or listening to music. All of these are mediated over the Internet but we access them through the World Wide Web… for free?!
I think that the second most wondrous thing in the history of the Internet (after the invention of Internet) is that Tim Berners-Lee decided not to make money out of the creation of the World Wide Web and opened up access to a public good. He offered the community a free “storehouse of knowledge”. But is gaining knowledge what the majority of people are using the WWW service for? I highly doubt it and I doubt what Tim Berners-Lee meant by “bringing people into communion with each other” was users wasting their time on Facebook, being obsessed with posting photos of their food on Instagram or being redirected to Donald Trump’s Wikipedia page when they type http://www.loser.com in the browser.