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    WWW. We see these letters everywhere now days over the internet, but anyone knows who invented those?

    It was Tim Berners-Lee. This unsung hero created the World Wide Web, although he refuses to step into the limelight to profit from his invention. Instead, he prefers to work quietly in academia as director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This organization consists hundreds of reps from all over the world's leading Internet companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and HP.

    Berners-Lee born in London. He graduated with a degree in physics from Queens college at Oxford University, where he created his first working computer with an old television set, an M6800 processor, and a soldering iron.

    I am posting it here because we all use internet and we should be thankful to invention like this. It just amazes me what could be in his mind when he invented something like internet and didn't take any advantage to make billions of dollars. What a great person.

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    WWW. We see these letters everywhere now days over the internet, but anyone knows who invented those?

    It was Tim Berners-Lee. This unsung hero created the World Wide Web, although he refuses to step into the limelight to profit from his invention. Instead, he prefers to work quietly in academia as director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This organization consists hundreds of reps from all over the world's leading Internet companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and HP.

    Berners-Lee born in London. He graduated with a degree in physics from Queens college at Oxford University, where he created his first working computer with an old television set, an M6800 processor, and a soldering iron.

    I am posting it here because we all use internet and we should be thankful to invention like this. It just amazes me what could be in his mind when he invented something like internet and didn't take any advantage to make billions of dollars. What a great person.

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    Three cheers to Berners-Lee. Hooray

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    Three cheers to Berners-Lee. Hooray

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    Don't forget about Caillau, Berners-Lee's Belgian-born supervisor, who was the key-player in convincing CERN's staff of the importance of the invention.

    Berners-Lee and his team are working on The Next Web right now:

    Business Week
    By 2005, he hopes to begin replacing it with the Semantic Web--a smart network that will finally understand human languages and make computers virtually as easy to work with as other humans.

    This new project is a collaborative effort of hundreds of minds, with Berners-Lee as maestro. The ultimate goal: to turn the Web into a gigantic brain. Every computer connected to the Internet would have access to all the knowledge that humankind has accumulated in science, business, and the arts since we began painting the walls of caves 30,000 years ago. This racial memory would be a constant source of inspiration for dreaming sublime dreams, boosting human creativity, and solving previously intractable problems. Online commerce chores and Web services would be handled by software modules that snap together like toy Lego blocks. "We expect the Semantic Web to be as big a revolution as the original Web itself," says Richard Hayes-Roth, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HWP) chief technology officer for software.

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    Don't forget about Caillau, Berners-Lee's Belgian-born supervisor, who was the key-player in convincing CERN's staff of the importance of the invention.

    Berners-Lee and his team are working on The Next Web right now:

    Business Week
    By 2005, he hopes to begin replacing it with the Semantic Web--a smart network that will finally understand human languages and make computers virtually as easy to work with as other humans.

    This new project is a collaborative effort of hundreds of minds, with Berners-Lee as maestro. The ultimate goal: to turn the Web into a gigantic brain. Every computer connected to the Internet would have access to all the knowledge that humankind has accumulated in science, business, and the arts since we began painting the walls of caves 30,000 years ago. This racial memory would be a constant source of inspiration for dreaming sublime dreams, boosting human creativity, and solving previously intractable problems. Online commerce chores and Web services would be handled by software modules that snap together like toy Lego blocks. "We expect the Semantic Web to be as big a revolution as the original Web itself," says Richard Hayes-Roth, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HWP) chief technology officer for software.

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