Tim Berners-Lee

"The Web does not just connect machines, it connects people"

tim on the WWW

"The trick.... is to make sure that each limited mechanical part of the Web, each application, is within itself composed of simple parts that will never get too powerful."=Tim Berners-Lee


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Tims Life

Timothy John Berners Lee was born on 8 June 1955 and grew up in London. He studied physics at Oxford University and became a software engineer. In 1980, while working at CERN (the European Particle Physics Laboratory) in Geneva, he first described the concept of a global system, based on the concept of 'hypertext', that would allow researchers anywhere to share information. He also built a prototype called 'Enquire'.

In 1984, Berners Lee's returned to CERN, In 1989, Berners Lee published a paper called 'Information Management: A Proposal' in which he married up hypertext with the Internet, to create a system for sharing information not just within a company, but around the world as well. He named it the World Wide Web.

Information Pioneers: Sir Tim Berners-Lee