10 Facts About Tim Berners-Lee, the Inventor of the World Wide Web

Here are ten Tim Berners-Lee facts.

  1. Time Berners-Lee made the first communication between an HTTP (Hypertest Transfer Protocol) client and server through the internet in November 1989. He invented the World Wide Web.
  2. He received a knighthood in 2004 from Queen Elizabeth II.
  3. He is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) a group set up to oversee the development of the World Wide Web.
  4. He was honoured during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
  5. He was born on 8th June 1955 in London.
  6. In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee became a Fellow of the Royal Society.
  7. He was a very keen trainspotter when he was a child and he enjoyed playing with model railways.
  8. He has admitted that the pair of slashes (//) in web addresses ended up being unnecessary. He said he could have designed URLs without them, but didn’t realise at the time.
  9. He was one of Time Magazine’s ’100 Most Important People of the 20th Century’.
  10. He is sometimes referred to as TimBL.


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