Tim Berners-lee and Alan Turing

By Izzy Moor

Alan Turing

Alan Turing was born in 1912, London. He was a mathmatician and scientist, and was highly influential in computer science, which are now considered to be models of a modern, genreal purpose computer.

From 1945-1947 Turing worked an ACE (Automatic computing engine.) In 1949, he began working on software on the Manchester Mark 1- one of the earliest stored-program computers.

Turing Proposed an experiment, aka- the Turing test. The idea was that a computer could be said to "think" In a paper he wrote, Turing suggested that rather than building a program to mimic an adult mind, it would be better rather to produce a simpler one to mimic a child's mind and then "Learn"

Turing programed an early computer chess game, with each move taking approximaitly half and hour.

In June 1954, Turing's cleaner found him dead. It's believed he poisoned himself with cyanide poisoning.

Tim Burners-lee

Tim Burners-lee was born in 1955, in southwest London.

He is famous for his invention of the "World wide web" a program supported by the internet. The concept of the World Wide Web is bthat documents, text and images can be viewed by anyone, and acsessed through links.

The difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web is that the internet is a huge net of global interwined computers, while the World Wide Web is the conent.

Instead of selling the World Wide Web and making a massive prophet, Burners-lee gave it away for free.