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Berners-Lee, Timothy John, Sir (The inter net artist)

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Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: English
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English computer scientist

 

1955 - Born on the 8th of June in London, England.

 

Studied at Emanuel School in Wandsworth where he learned about computer science.

 

He built a computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television.

 

1976 - He graduated with a degree in physics.

 

         - Employed at Plessey Controls Limited in Poole as a programmer.

 

1978 - Worked at D.G. Nash Limited where he wrote typesetting software and an operating system.

 

1980 - Berners-Lee proposed a project based on the concept of hypertext.

 

1989 - CERN was the largest Internet node in Europe, and Berners-Lee saw an opportunity to join hypertext

with the Internet.

 

         - Wrote his initial proposal in March.

 

1990 - Invented initial software for World-Wide Web and posted to Internet 1991.

 

1991 - The first Web site built was at CERN and was first put online on 6th of August.

 

1994 - Founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

1997 - He was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire.

 

2001 - Became a Fellow of the Royal Society.

 

2002 - Received the Japan Prize.

 

2004 - Accepted a chair in Computer Science at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of

Southampton.

 

         - He was named as the first recipient of Finland's Millennium Technology Prize for inventing the World Wide Web.

 

2005 - Named Greatest Briton of 2004 for his achievements.

 

2007 - Awarded with 2007 Charles Stark Draper Prize.

 

Father of the World-Wide Web (WWW).

 

 

 


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