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Sir Tim Berners Lee

Inventor of The World Wide Web

“It's like designing a mousetrap.”

A graduate of Oxford University, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989.

He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

He is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, a Web standards organisation founded in 1994 which develops interoperable technologies to lead the Web to its full potential. Tim is also a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.

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How The World Wide Web Just Happened
Sir Tim Berners LeeSocial change
A man that needs no introduction. Tim is a geek. But a humble geek. He talks about the importance of being in the right place at the right time. That, he suggests, is how he put together the pieces and made the World Wide Web.

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