This guy is WAY more important that Steve Jobs but most people have no idea about the incredibly important contributions this guy has made.
What you need to know: It has always been the dream of the world’s smartest people to be able to collaborate with their contemporaries and peers. This is the first time in history that technology has enabled the sharing of concepts to this level.
The importance of the web is that we will one day solve all the worlds problems by working together. In some cases this may be in spite of despotic regimes who do not want to yield power to democratic process and try to quash any ability to improve.
Fortunately their day is done and there’s no putting the horse back in the barn.
Knowledge is power!