4.4.1 The World Wide Web as an example of internet-enabled disruptive innovation
Most great technological innovations are made over substantial periods of time by large groups of individuals. The striking aspects of the Web are that:
it was created in a very short time by a small group of individuals in which one person played a dominant role;
it was invented by taking earlier ideas about hypertext, which were freely available, and building on them; and
once invented, it was disseminated freely and with astonishing rapidity via the internet.
It that sense, the Web is an excellent example of Lessig's argument about how the internet-as-commons enables innovation.