Right Thinking From The Left Coast
Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window - Steve Wozniak

by Lee

Now this honor is truly deserved.

The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded a knighthood for his pioneering work.

Dubbed the “Father of the Web”, he came up with a system over 10 years ago to organise, link and browse net pages.

The famously modest man said he was “quite an ordinary person”, and although it felt strange, he was “honoured”.

Sir Tim was recently reunited with the machine he used to invent the web when he e-mailed 80 schools from the UN’s summit on the information society.

I think Sir Tim would approve of the blogosphere, too.

He recently told the BBC World Service’s Go Digital programme his invention was “just another program”, and that he originally wanted it to help achieve understanding.

“The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.

“The idea was that by writing something together, and as people worked on it, they could iron out misunderstanding.”

The blogosphere might create more misunderstanding that it irons out, but it cannot be denied that it is a collaborative space where information is shared.  Congrats, Tim, you deserve it.

Posted by Lee on 12/31/03 at 04:39 PM (Discuss this in the forums)


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