Tim Berners-Lee

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Tim Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

He was born on the 8th june 1955.After graduation, Berners-Lee worked as an engineer at the telecommunications company.After leaving CERN in late 1980, he went to work at John Poole's Image Computer Systems.In 1989, CERN was the largest Internet node in Europe, and Berners-Lee saw an opportunity to join hypertext with the Internet.Berners-Lee wrote his proposal in March 1989 and, in 1990, redistributed it. It was then accepted by his manager.He used similar ideas to those underlying the ENQUIRE system to create the World Wide Web, for which he designed and built the first Web browser.In June 2009 the British Prime Minister announced Berners-Lee would work with the UK Government to help make data more open and accessible on the Web, building on the work of the Power of Information Task Force.