Timothy John Berners-Lee Facts

Timothy John Berners-Lee Facts
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist. He is credited with the invention of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989.
Interesting Timothy John Berners-Lee Facts:
Berners-Lee was born in London, England.
His parents worked on the first commercially built computer.
From 1969 to 1973 he attended Emanuel School.
From 1973 to 1976 he attended Queen's College and received a first-class degree in physics.
After graduation he joined Plessey in Poole as an engineer.
He moved to D.G.Nash where he helped create typesetting software.
From June to December of 1980 while at CERN, he worked on a project to facilitate shring and updating information using hypertext.
His initial prototype was named ENQUIRE.
From 1980 to 1983 he worked at Poole's Image Computer Systems, LTD where he worked on the project on real-time remote procedure call and computer networking.
1989 CERN was already an internet node so Noakes saw an opportunity to link his hypertext idea to the current system.
He wrote the proposal in March 1989 and it was accepted by his manager, Mike Sendall.
The first website was put online on August 6, 1991.
In 1994 he founded the W3C at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
It was a group of companies who joined together to create standards and make recommendations to improve the Web.
In 2004 he became a chair in Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
In June 2009 he helped create data.gov.uk which was designed to make official information more accessible to the public.
In November 2009 he created the World Wide Web Foundation whose purpose was " 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"
He is a supporter of Net Neutrality and net privacy.
In October 2013 the Alliance for Affordable Internet was created and includes Google, Facebook, Intel and Microsoft.
The purpose of the Alliance is to make internet access more available to the third world.
Berners-Lee is leading the alliance and hopes to decrease internet access prices and so increase access for the poor.
In 2004 he was knighted for his work and in 2009 he was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences.


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