current incompatibilities of the platforms and tools make
it impossible to access existing information through a
common interface, leading to waste of time, frustration
and obsolete answers to simple data lookup. There is a
potential large benefit from the integration of a variety
of systems in a way which allows a user to follow links
pointing from one piece of information to another one.
Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau; WorldWideWeb:
Proposal for a HyperText Project; 1990.