The Birth Of A Discipline?

A team of computer scientists have written an article that calls for the establishing of a new field of study within and beyond their own discipline – they want to see a ‘science of the Web’ that will focus on the potentials and pitfalls of the platform, which has so far been largely been ignored by computer science academics. In the last fifteen years the Web has gone from an engineering curiosity to being a part of daily life for a large part of the world’s population – if that trend is to continue successfully, more research is called for.