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

Here are ten Tim Berners-Lee facts.

  • Tim 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.
  • He received a knighthood in 2004 from Queen Elizabeth II.

  • He is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) a group set up to oversee the development of the World Wide Web.
  • He was honoured during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
  • He was born on 8th June 1955 in London.
  • In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee became a Fellow of the Royal Society.
  • He was a very keen trainspotter when he was a child and he enjoyed playing with model railways.
  • 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.
  • He was one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century’.
  • He is sometimes referred to as TimBL.

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