@arjen Yup, the Internet Archive has the page going back to 2005!
These goals are very much what I want to see from the web, even if I don't think they're satisifed now: https://web.archive.org/web/20050215230839/http://www.w3.org/Consortium/about-w3c.html#goals-head
"One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability."
@arjen This page disappeared in 2011 when the W3C moved away from a wiki to dedicated branding with proper navigation. Overall a nice site upgrade, even if it doesn't follow their own advice about not breaking links!
@alcinnz @arjen Funny the discrepancies between what is written and what actually is. W3C rep (from the stage) when I questioned him at the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab opening conference I was speaking at at the Vienna University of Economics and Business alongside Paul Nemitz etc.: “The W3C is a corporate entity. We’re funded by and represent the interests of our corporate members.”
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