49 Facts About Tim Berners-Lee

1. In 1994, Tim Berners-Lee joined the Laboratory for Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Director of the W3 Consortium, which coordinates Web development worldwide.

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2. Tim Berners-Lee has received numerous awards for his work on the Web, including the Kilby Foundation's "Young Innovator of the Year Award" in 1995.

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3. Tim Berners-Lee remains an avid campaigner for keeping the Web open, for making sure no one company dominates it.

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4. Tim Berners-Lee is most proud of the achievements of his W3 Consortium over the last few years.

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5. In 1999 Tim Berners-Lee became the first holder of the 3Com Founders chair at the Laboratory for Computer Science.

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6. Tim Berners-Lee wrote the software for the first Web server and the first Web client, or "browser" (the program to access and display files retrieved from the server), between October 1990 and the summer of 1991.

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7. Tim Berners-Lee began working as a software engineer and found himself in need of a better method of organization.

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8. Tim Berners-Lee insisted from the very beginning that the World Wide Web be free and non-proprietary.

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9. Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for the software design and organization of the World Wide Web as we know it.

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10. Tim Berners-Lee was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001.

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11. Tim Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2004 New Year Honours "for services to the global development of the internet", and was invested formally on 16 July 2004.

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12. Tim Berners-Lee is an active member of that church, to which he adheres because he perceives it as a tolerant and liberal belief.

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13. Tim Berners-Lee formed a relationship with Rosemary Leith, a Canadian internet and banking entrepreneur.

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14. On 30 September 2018, Tim Berners-Lee announced a new application made by open-source startup Inrupt called Solid, which aims to give users more control over their personal data and lets users choose where the data goes, who's allowed to see certain elements and which apps are allowed to see that data.

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15. Tim Berners-Lee holds the founders chair in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he heads the Decentralized Information Group and is leading Solid, a joint project with the Qatar Computing Research Institute that aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.

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16. Tim Berners-Lee is one of the pioneer voices in favour of net neutrality, and has expressed the view that ISPs should supply "connectivity with no strings attached", and should neither control nor monitor the browsing activities of customers without their expressed consent.

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17. In November 2009, Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web Foundation in order to "advance the Web to empower humanity by launching transformative programs that build local capacity to leverage the Web as a medium for positive change.

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18. Tim Berners-Lee told the newspaper that he easily could have designed web addresses without the slashes.

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19. Tim Berners-Lee used similar ideas to those underlying the ENQUIRE system to create the World Wide Web, for which he designed and built the first Web browser.

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20. Tim Berners-Lee wrote his proposal in March 1989 and, in 1990, redistributed it.

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21. Tim Berners-Lee studied at The Queen's College, Oxford, from 1973 to 1976, where he received a first-class bachelor of arts degree in physics.

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22. Tim Berners-Lee attended Sheen Mount Primary School, and then went on to attend south west London's Emanuel School from 1969 to 1973, at the time a direct grant grammar school, which became an independent school in 1975.

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23. Tim Berners-Lee was born in London, England, United Kingdom, one of four children born to Mary Lee Woods and Conway Berners-Lee; his brother Mike is an expert on greenhouse gases.

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24. Tim Berners-Lee tweeted "This is for everyone", which instantly was spelled out in LCD lights attached to the chairs of the 80,000 people in the audience.

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25. Tim Berners-Lee was honoured as the "Inventor of the World Wide Web" during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, in which he appeared in person, working with a vintage NeXT Computer at the London Olympic Stadium.

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26. Tim Berners-Lee is a founder and president of the Open Data Institute.

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27. Tim Berners-Lee is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative, and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

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28. Tim Berners-Lee is the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation and is a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com founders chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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29. Tim Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees the continued development of the Web.

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30. Tim Berners-Lee made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the internet in mid-November the same year.

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31. Tim Berners-Lee is currently a professor of computer science at the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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32. Tim Berners-Lee takes flak for 'hippie manifesto' that only Google and Facebook could love.

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33. Tim Berners-Lee speaking about digital rights In recent years, Europe has seemed the most likely to put the brakes on tech's unfettered powers and EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager underlined her commitment to regulation, saying "by making.

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34. In that sense, Tim Berners-Lee is proposing something like a Web reboot that aims to correct all the things that have gone wrong with the web in terms of its.

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35. Tim Berners-Lee has a solid reputation for not only creating the World Wide Web, but working hard to protect its founding principles.

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36. Tim Berners-Lee kicks off a 'Contract for the Web' to protect the future of the Internet.

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37. Tim Berners-Lee seeks to fix the web with new 'contract'.

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38. Tim Berners-Lee has called on governments, companies and individuals to back a new "Contract for the Web" that aims to protect people's rights and freedoms on the internet.

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39. Tim Berners-Lee told CNBC there has been a "big change" in the web since he invented it nearly 30 years ago.

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40. Tim Berners-Lee says social media is still being used to propagate hate but wonders if that is because Facebook or Twitter were built in a certain way.

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41. Tim Berners-Lee says urgent action is needed to protect users' privacy so they can be online 'freely, safely and without fear'.

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42. Tim Berners-Lee was raised as an Anglican, but in his youth, he turned away from religion.

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43. As of May 2012, Tim Berners-Lee is president of the Open Data Institute, which he co-founded with Nigel Shadbolt in 2012.

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44. In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee became a patron of the East Dorset Heritage Trust, having previously lived in Colehill in Wimborne, East Dorset.

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45. Tim Berners-Lee made his idea available freely, with no patent and no royalties due.

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46. Tim Berners-Lee received the 2016 Turing Award "for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale".

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47. Tim Berners-Lee lifted the veil off a project called Solid.

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48. As the creator of the open web, Tim Berners-Lee is generally an ideological opponent of regulating the web.

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49. Tim Berners-Lee is the man who invented the World Wide Web way back in 1989.

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