Tim Berners-Lee

BY LUCY

Who is he?

Tim Berners-Lee is 57 and in 1990 he created the first server and browser for the World Wide Web. He was born on the 8th of June 1955 and lived in London for most of his childhood. He graduated from Oxford University with a first-degree in physics and then became a software engineer.

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Here's some more information about him!

Tim was working at CERN (the European Particle Physics Laboratory, Geneva (Switzerland)), in 1980. There he described his latest idea, the context of a global system, based on 'hypertext'. This would allow researchers to share information, any time, any where. He decided to build

'Enquire', a prototype.

In 1984, Tim returned to CERN, home to a major European Internet node. He published a paper about 'Information management: A proposal' in which he says how he married the Internet to hypertext., to create the WorldWideWeb.

The world's first website, http://info.cern.ch, was launched on 6 August 1991 by Tim. It explained the World Wide Web concept and gave users an introduction to getting started with making their own websites.

In 1994, Berners Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium at the Laboratory of Computer Science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He has served as director of the consortium since then. He also works as a senior research scientist at LCS which has now become the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Quotes from the great man himself!

Here are some quotes from Tim; below you can see more of his wise words!

'Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch' - Tim Berners-Lee

'Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler and an interpreter are interchangeable' - Tim Berners-Lee

'Celebrity damages private life.' - Tim Berners-Lee

The website is below!


This was the first ever website; it no longer states how to use the Internet but now explains what CERN does. (BELOW)

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