Web Essay profile- Sir Tim Berners’s Lee

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee is a computer scientist from London, who was born on 8th June 1955. He went to Oxford University and studied physics from 1973 to 1976 and later became a software engineer.

In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web which was evolutional and has become one of the biggest technologies of all time. He also created the first web browser and editor. The earliest webpage was launched in August 1991 which gives users a brief introduction of the WWW and how to get started with their own websites. In 1994 Berners Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium at computer lab at the institute of technology in Boston with the intention of making the web free and accessible for everyone.

In 2004 in London, Tim was recognised for his work and given a knighthood by the Queen. According to w3.org he was knighted for his “services to the global development of the Internet” and most importantly for his invention of the World Wide Web.

In 2009 he was named in the ‘Time magazine’s list’ of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century and deserves all the accolades for invention.

He even featured with a vintage computer at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. This was to honour his legacy and celebrate his revolution of the web.

Figure 1- Tim Berners’s- Lee at 2012 Olympics

To claim he had great success with the World Wide web is perhaps an understatement because it has made him a very wealthy man {according to reports Tim Berners’s Lee has a net worth more than £45.5 million}

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