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Invention of the PC: The Computer Age

Tim Berners Lee (1955 - )
Allen Edmund M. He has three siblings. The first website was built at CERN. This marriage, however, ended in a divorce. Retrieved 9 June Since then, he has not kept his feelings on what the Web has become a secret — to be clear, he is gravely concerned about its future.

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Queen Elizabeth and in he was awarded the Order of Merit. In he was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

He is the author of " Weaving the Web ". Sir Tim has promoted open government data globally and spend time fighting for rights such as net neutrality, privacy and the openness of the Web. Turing Prize for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale. If you have a serious comment on things I have signed, then do email me. I am also always open to discussion with W3C Advisory Committee representatives. Email is safe unless it contains programs.

Data and documents are fine, programs are not. If you send me a program, I will not run it, as it could damage my system and could be a virus. Please use my full name in the "To" line with my email address, as this will make your message look less like spam.

This will happen automatically if you have me in your address book. If you just type in my email address, I probably won't see your mail. While there, he built his first computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M processor and an old television.

He spent two years with Plessey Telecommunications Ltd Poole, Dorset, UK , a major UK Telecom equipment manufacturer, working on distributed transaction systems, message relays, and bar code technology.

In Tim left Plessey to join D. G Nash Ltd Ferndown, Dorset, UK , where he wrote among other things typesetting software for intelligent printers, and a multitasking operating system. A year and a half spent as an independent consultant included a six-month stint Jun-Dec as consultant software engineer at CERN. While there, he wrote for his own private use his first program for storing information including using random associations.

Named "Enquire" and never published, this program formed the conceptual basis for the future development of the World Wide Web. Work here included real time control firmware, graphics and communications software, and a generic macro language. In , he took up a fellowship at CERN, to work on distributed real-time systems for scientific data acquisition and system control.

Since that time, he has served as the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, a Web standards organization that develops interoperable technologies specifications, guidelines, software, and tools to lead the Web to its full potential. In , he became the first holder of the 3COM Founders chair. He was co-Director of the Web Science Trust, launched in as the Web Science Research Initiative, to help create the first multidisciplinary research body to examine the World Wide Web and offer the practical solutions needed to help guide its future use and design.

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