Tim Berners-Lee: weaving the World Wide Web

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The fact that you’re reading this very blog is testimony to Tim Berners-Lee, who kick-started the World Wide Web in 1989. He built the first ever web browser and server, and changed the world forever.

Berners-Lee was born and raised in London, England and received a first class honours degree in Physics at Queens College, Oxford in 1976. Whilst working for CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, he proposed a project which was to facilitate the sharing and updating of information among researchers. Although the separate components of the internet had already been invented, nobody had joined the dots sufficiently to create a World Wide Web. If it hadn’t been for the amazing ability of Berners-Lee to join those dots, the many web applications that we take for granted now may never have been invented. It’s hard to imagine a world without the World Wide Web. Because of Berners-Lee we don’t have to! What an amazing physicist and innovator. We at The Amazing People Club salute him!

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