The World Wide Web Consortium

Mauro Nunez, <>

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The World Wide Web Consortium

Mauro Nunez
North American Business Manager
World Wide Web Consortium


21 November 2007

These slides:


Web's Success

and the

Role of Standards

"Over 1 Billion Served"

Internet usage vs. continent


Note: in 1995, there were ~16,000,000 Internet users, or 0.4% of global population

(see also: Top languages on the Internet:
English 31% w/ 158% growth 2000-2007, Chinese 16% w/ 470% growth 2000-2007)

"Over 100 Million Serving"

Number of Web Sites (domain names and content)

Web servers vs. time


(Users:Servers ratio ~ 1996 = 150:1. 2000 = 50:1. 2006 = 10:1)

What Led to the Web's Success?

Happy child at computer, and very busy person at desk

Why are Open Standards Important?

People meeting

World Wide Web Consortium

Founded by Tim Berners-Lee in 1994, W3C is:

Graph of Globe

... expanding ...

A Unique Standards Organization

(Membership / Benefits / "At a Glance" brochure)

Why Participate in W3C?

W3C Member logo

(Membership / Benefits / How to join W3C / "At a Glance" brochure)

Engineering the Web's Interoperable Foundation

W3C technology stack

(Description of technologies in the stack)

The Real Question

Web for Everyone

Web for Everyone

Children's hands on globe

Universal Access ...



2006 Tech Plenary meeting, participants, from the back of room