Tim Berners-Lee

creator of the world wide web (www)

Who is Tim Berners-Lee?

Berners Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the 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.


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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'.The world's first website, http://info.cern.ch, was launched on 6 August 1991. It explained the World Wide Web concept and gave users an introduction to getting started with their own websites.
Tim Berners-Lee (M.I.T.), father of the World Wide Web...