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Tim Berners-Lee

octubre 5th, 2009 · No hay Comentarios



Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, was born on the 8th june 1955 in London, UK. He was graduated in phisycs from the university of Oxford in the year 1976. We can say that he was one of the inventors of the World Wide Web as he first  made the proposal for it in March 1989. However, the first general ideas were outlined before Tim Berners-Lee ‘s proposal. He became sir in 2004 as was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.

He is the director of the world wide web consortium, which developes the technologies to lead the web to its full potential. He is the  founder of the world wide web foundation as well, and a senior researcher and a holder of the 3comb Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. While working at CERN, he proposed a project based on the hypertext, to make easier the sharing and updating information among all the reasearchers.

In 1989 he realized that internet was one of the biggests inventions in the world, so he decided that it would be a good idea if the hypertext and the internet became one. That’s why he proposed to do so, giving birth to the World Wide Web, the most used device or computer application in the world nowadays. His first proposal of the web wasn’t so well known or recognized,so with the help of Robert Cailliau they achieved to make a better version of it which was accepted by their manager.

In 1994 he joined the scientifict laboratory of the computation and artificial intelligence of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that’s why he moved to the EE. UU were he started the W3C which is currently under his direction.

In 2001 he became part of the Royal Society and he was awarded several time with different kind of prices such as the Japan Prize, the Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize and Germany’s Die Quadriga award.

He is the author of “Waving the web”.


*Tim Berners-Lee. (2009, October 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:51, October 5, 2009, from

*  Tim Berners-Lee. (2009). Retrieved, October 5, 2009, from


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