Tim Berners-lee

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History

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee was born 8 June 1955 in South-West London, England. he invented the World Wide Web while he was working at CERN in 1989. He wanted a way to organise all the information that was in front of him. "I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the Transmission Control Protocol and domain name system ideas and—ta-da!—the World Wide Web." Berners-Lee made his idea available freely, with no patent and no royalties due.

Tim on the Web

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, K FRS, FREng, FRSA is an English computer scientist known as the inventor of the World wide Web. You can see Tim's wikipedia page here.

What is he doing now?

In 2001, Berners-Lee became a patron of the East Dorset Heritage Trust, having previously lived in East Dorset. In December 2004, he accepted a chair in Computer Science at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. The impact of his revolutionary idea is that information is freely avalible for anyone who has an internet connection. Currently, Tim is working with the UK government in order to make information on the web more freely avalible.

The Olympics

Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) was featured in the Olympics opening ceremony in order to recognize his achievements in the way of communication globally.