The Web is
critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity, and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it
contrast, not using open standards creates closed worlds. Apple’s iTunes system, for example, identifies songs and videos using URIs that are open. But
instead of "http:” the addresses begin with "itunes:,” which is proprietary. In fact, you
can access an "itunes:” link only using Apple’s proprietary iTunes program...