What counts as "innovation" these days is what, LOLcats?
Very convenient. Also not far from the same-styled groups in the political spheres these days.
What most geeks are against in terms of 'anti-intellectualism' is the difference between X.400 and SMTP. You can build a somewhat functioning SMTP server/client in a day, try doing that with X.400.
Those spouting anti-intellectual dribble often forget the well worn, time tested shoulders they are standing on.
Regarding Tim Berners Lee, he is imho all but an 'average theoretical physicist' - which further proves my point.