The first four chapters of Weaving the Web, to me, were about Berners-Lee's idea of mashing together hypertext and the Internet and the struggles he had to go through to get people to notice his idea of an "unbound world" (p.34) He brought us into the world of CERN and the first program, Enquire, that started it all. This is not the typical book I would have chosen to read on my own, but Berners-Lee's persistence and dedication to create the World Wide Web kept me engaged throughout the first part of the book, like I was right there discovering it with him. I like that he writes in a very modest way, even though he is responsible for pretty much creating the technological future, and gives credit to many other scientist in his field, and keeps an informative tone. He sticks to one main goal throughout these chapters. Berners-Lee's main goal in these few chapters was summed up pretty well on page 20, "create a common base for communication while allowing each system to maintain its individuality." It would allow global communication, and essentially equal communication.
While reading Tubes, I felt that there was a lot of computer jargon that became pretty intricate, but while reading Weaving the Web, the technical terms were always backed up with examples that could make the content clear and appealing to a variety of readers. Another distinction I noticed between the two texts was Blum's persistence to find the physicality of the Internet and pin-point it on a map; while Berners-Lee's goal was expanding communication and making it seem more global. Similarly though, they bring our huge technological advancements to the basics, how it all started. I am interested to read how Berners-Lee continues to push through all the doubt, and instill the innovative idea of the internet into others minds, as we see it today.