Tim Berners-lee


about him...

Sir Timothy (Tim) Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist best known for inventing the world wide web. He was born on June 8th 1955 (which means he's 60 this year!) and grew in London. He has won many awards such as the MacArthur fellowship, the Marconi Prize, The Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Mountbatten medal and the Presidents medal, all of these he won for obvious reasons.

He was educated at Oxford University where he studied physics and later on became a software engineer. He moved to America and worked in CERN where he had the idea of creating a ' world wide web' which was first described the concept of a global system, based on the concept of 'hypertext'. He also created the first web browser and editor. The world's first website, (http://info.cern.ch), which was launched on 6 August 1991. It explained the World Wide Web and gave users an introduction to getting started with their own websites.

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What He Achieved...

Tim Berners-Lee is a computer scientist working with CERN in America. He is best known for creating the world wide web (WWW.) He had the idea when he was first working with CERN and had the idea of a world-wide web that anyone could access. He first thought of this idea as a huge global system based on the concept of hypertext. He also created the first browser and site on which he explained how to use the world wide web.