Meet Tim Berners-Lee: Creator Of The World Wide Web

Internet… the salient gubbins for keeping people’s impedimenta spread all over it. While it’s true that today’s generation will fall down on face in seconds without internet, it is also true that there’s just one name behind this great invention; Tim Berners-Lee.

Tim Berners-Lee; a British computer scientists is the only name that is credited for the invention of World Wide Web. He was awarded knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 and inaugural millennium prize as well by Finnish Technology Award Foundation; with €1 Million.

While he was a software engineering consultant at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), he Berners-Lee developed Enquire; a program which can store information in files that had connections or “links” in both within and among separate files which is now widely famous as hypertext.

Then he left CERN and started a job for Image Computer Systems Ltd. He returned to CERN in 1984 for working on the computer network’s design of the laboratory; the network that can connect each and every individual computer at once.

He proposed in 1989 that they should make the hypertext document system global so that researchers can publish their researches on their own so everyone can see that altogether without emailing everyone individually.

Writing the first web server software and browser between October 1990 and summer 1991, the first ever application at CERN was their telephone directory; which was still a technological wonder at that time. He founded the World Wide Web (W3) Consortium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Laboratory for Computer Science in 1994 and later consequence is everything you’re seeing now.

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