Tim Berners Lee

April 9th, 2014

Have you ever wondered who created the internet? Well Tim Burners Lee was the magnificent person who created  it and became known as the man who invented www (world wide web).. His parents were mathematicians and he was born in 1955, London. He used to love electronics from a young age. 

When studying at Oxford he built his own computer using: a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800, a processor and an old television. In his early life he worked on a bar code technology; writing typesetting software etc. In 1989 he proposed a global hypertext project, which was to be the World Wide Web. Tim Berners Lee is currently the director of the World Wide Web consortium.

His full name is Timothy Berners Lee. He studied physics at at Oxford University and became a software engineer. He also created the first web browser and was the editor of the worlds first website – http://info.cern.ch was launched on 6 August 1991. It explained what the world wide web concept and gave users an introduction to getting started with their own website.

He has promoted open government data globally, is a member of the UK’s Transparency Board, and President of London’s  Open Data Institute. In 2001 he became a fellow of the Royal Society. He has been the recipient of several international awards including the Japan prize.

Tim Berners Lee has changed the way people communicate all over the world. 


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