Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

A lot of concerns I've heard from people have been that, in fact, countries that want to be able to block the internet and give people within their country a 'secure' view of what's out there would use a treaty at the ITU as a mechanism to do that, and force other countries to fall into line with the blockages that they wanted to put in place."Sir Tim is director of a standards body himself - the World Wide Web Consortium. He said that governments can already influence changes but should resist further interference.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

born June 8, 1955, London, Eng.) British physicist. The son of computer scientists, he graduated from Oxford University and in 1980 accepted a fellowship at CERT in Geneva. In 1989 he suggested a global hypertext project. He and his CERT colleagues created a communications protocol called Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that standardized communication between computer servers and clients. Their text-based Web browser was released to the public in 1991, marking the beginnings of the World Wide Web and general public use of the Internet. Berbers-Lee declined all opportunities to profit from his immensely valuable innovation. In 1994 he joined MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science as director of the World Wide Web Consortium. His numerous honors include the inaugural Millennium Technology Prize (2004) and the Charles Stark Draper Prize (2007). He was knighted in 2004.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

What do you do after you make that thing that changes the world? If you’re Sir Tim Berbers-Lee, and you breathed life into the World Wide Web, you make sure it gets used properly. Hence the Web Index, a massive list of statistics that measure how the Web is being used (or not) in each country.