Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is one of the UK’s most famous and lauded computer scientists, credited for the invention of the World Wide Web. It was Berners-Lee’s system which allows us to view the web today.
He holds honorary doctorates from the following universities: Essex (1998), Open (2000), Lancaster (2004), Manchester (2008), UP de Madrid (2009), Vrije Amsterdam (2009), Harvard (2011), St Andrews (2013) and Yale (2014).
Google celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web with a interactif Doodle. It's its own way to celebrate the great inventor Tim Berners-Lee.
30th Anniversary of the World Wide Web
A Proposal submitted on this day, 12 March 1989, when the inventor of the World Wide Web was a 33-year-old software engineer. Initially, Berners-Lee envisioned "a large hypertext database with typed links,"named “Mesh,” to help his colleagues at CERN (a large European Nuclear Physics Laboratory in Switzerland) share information amongst multiple computers.
While working at CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web
The Web would soon revolutionize life as we know it, ushering in the information age. Today, there are nearly 2 billion websites online.
Whether you use it for email, homework, gaming, or checking out videos of cute puppies, chances are you can’t imagine life without the Web."
An Opte Project visualization of routing paths
through a portion of the Internet
Not to be confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL “addresses,” and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP.
The Web has also become a decentralized community, founded on principles of universality, consensus, and bottom-up design.
"The web has become a public square, a library, a doctor’s office, a shop, a school, a design studio, an office, a cinema, a bank, and so much more. Of course with every new feature, every new website, the divide between those who are online and those who are not increases, making it all the more imperative to make the web available for everyone."
World Wide Web Foundation
via Google Images
“The Web has been an incredible and powerful tool to reach out to the whole world, to break down barriers, to bring education and information to all and thus to reduce inequalities,”
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director General, 12 March 2019
Wow! This is all about coding! I write often about coding in different posts along the years: Code Week EU (since 2013) ; Celebrating 50 years of Kids coding... coding! Are you ready to code with Dr Who? ; The Google coding tool Oppia; Py, the app to code ; Coding at school: Piecefall, a game by students nd other.
Invite your students to have fun building things about code. Are they ready to share their passion? Young students are so creative. Let's them explre all the funny coding games with their imagination.
“There are very few innovations that have truly changed everything,”(...)“The Web is the most impactful innovation of our time.”
Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium
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