Well, it’s fantastic to be in this company. For those of you who came in sort of on the second twenty-year wave, we just looked back at the original people— People are amazed at the growth of the Web, but the growth of the Internet, that was actually what happened from zero. So the things that you guys have done from this have been the way that we have learned. So we have learned how to build something distributed, hopefully. How to build something which has got the stuff on the outside rather than the middle. But also how to build standards groups and standards organizations, and how to close down working groups, we learned under some cases.
So I’ve got in this room many mentors. Ben at CERN was the guy who actually tried to persuade folks at CERN that the Internet was in fact a good idea and not something to be attacked ferociously and thrown out in favor of ISO standards, and who worked on undercover to get various of us who were interested in the Internet working together. So, Ben was actually sort of a mentor at the time of my putting together the Web. After that, people have been mentors about how to build the Web to be a platform on which other people could build, just as the Internet was a platform on which I could build. Things like that.
And I just in fact came from our nth (for some value of n) web conference in Lyon, where I tried to explain in my keynote how the fundamental properties that the Web has should now be carried on by the people who’ve got more energy to go dancing around on stage giving keynotes these days.
So, there are other waves coming on. They’re building on top of the Web, they’re building on top of the open Web platform and so on, but hopefully they’re all building using the same fundamental principles. Not only about how we build stuff, but also about how we work together, about the decentralized and open and caring, also, community that you guys have set up, we have tried to set up, and I hope they will set up in time. Thank you.