One of the organisations that manages the World Wide Web has been commenting on the speed at which things appear on the Internet. At a meeting last month to debate the propositions Cyberworld: Paradise or Hell? Laurent Kott, associate managing director at France’s National Institute for Research in Informatics and Automation, INRIA, which jointly manages World Wide Web sites with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Since May, there has been a Web site for opponents of the French nuclear tests. It was set up in Japan and most of the petitioners are German, showing that those two countries are the most fervent in their opposition. He also noted that more than 50% of new Internet sites set up today are outside the US and that of these over 50% are commercial.