Saturday, July 17, 2004

To Sir, With Love

LONDON (Reuters) - Tim Berners-Lee, the London-born scientist who
invented the World Wide Web, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on

He received the knighthood in recognition of his services to the
development of the Internet through the invention of the Web, a system
to organize, link and browse pages on the Internet.

Berners-Lee never cashed in on his invention, instead opting to work as
an academic in the United States and run the not-for-profitindustry
standards-setting body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

He used the occasion to thank fellow Web collaborators.

"Everyone in the Internet community should be recognized by this
honor," he said in a statement released through the W3C.

"As the technology becomes even more powerful and available, using more
kinds of devices, I hope we learn how to use it as a medium
for working together, and resolving misunderstandings on every scale."

And thank you, sir!

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web
Sir Tim did not try to make money out of his invention

Famously modest, he said he had just been "in the right place at the right time" and did not want his photo taken.

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