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Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee English computer scientist, Sir Timothy Berners-Lee (born 1955), invented the world wide web. He also created the first web browser. Berners-Lee first came up with the idea while working for CERN in Geneva. He saw the possibility of joining hypertext, a way of sharing information between researchers, and the internet, a computer network already in existence. Berners-Lee works as a senior research scientist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA.

Tim Berners-Lee

World wide web

In 1980, while working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, he first described the concept of a global system, based on "hypertext" (text displayed on a computer screen with references, called hyperlinks, to other text that the reader can immediately access). This allowed researchers anywhere in the world to share information via the internet, a computer network that had existed since the 1960s.

During the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, in which Tim Berners-Lee appeared in person, he tweeted: "This is for everyone". The message was immediately displayed in lights attached to the chairs of the stadium.

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