Tim Berners-Lee

By Lauren Gomes

Who is he ?

Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the WWW - world wide web.

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.

how did he do it ?

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.

what would we do without him?

If there was no www, there would be no information websites, no social networking and no email. I wonder what the world who look like today without his invention. 7 billion people use the Internet in 2013 and use is rising every day. It has truly changed the world.
How the World Wide Web just happened - Tim Berners-Lee