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Recently Microsofts website MSN stopped allowing other browsers than Microsoft Internet Explorer to display the site. Dan Gillmor asked Tim Berners-Lee (the man who started the world wide web) what he thought of it:

DG: What is your reaction to Microsoft's decision to disable non-IE browsers from access to MSN?

TBL: I have fought since the beginning of the Web for its openness: that anyone can read Web pages with any software running on any hardware. This is what makes the Web itself. This is the environment into which so many people have invested so much energy and creativity. When I see any Web site claim to be only readable using particular hardware or software, I cringe - they are pining for the bad old days when each piece of information need a different program to access it.

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