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  • Tim Berners -Lee The person I chose to do my project on is Tim Berners- lee. Who invented the World Wide Web .
  • Early Years
    • Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee entered this earth on June 8, 1955 in London, England.
    • Both of his parents was mathematicians who were employed together on the team that built the Manchester Mark I , one of the earliest computers.
    • His parents (Conway Burners-Lee, Mary Lee Woods) are both computer geeks therefore they thought him a lot about maths and how computers operates.
    • I thinks it’s fair enough to say that they’re amongst his inspirations.
    • Tim attend Sheen Mount Primary School (which has dedicated a new hall in his honor )
    • He attend Emanuel School in Wandsworth where he studied his O-Levels and A-Levels.
    • Later then attend The Queen's College, Oxford where he played table tennis for Oxford .
    • While at Queen's, he built a computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television.
    • Also while at Oxford he met his first wife Jane.
    • In 1976 he graduated from Oxford with a degree in Physics.
    • After graduation he worked at Plessey Controls Limited in Poole as a programmer (his wife also worked there).
    • In 1978, he worked at D.G. Nash Limited (also in Poole) where he wrote typesetting software and an operating system.
    • Ordinary level is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education (GCE).
    • Advanced Level , is a General Certificate of Education qualification in England , Northern Ireland and Wales , usually taken by students during the optional final two years of secondary school (Years 12 & 13*, commonly called the Sixth Form except for Scotland)
  • First Invention tools
    • These are the tools tim used to built his first computer. Top left is a soldering iron. Bottom left is a TTL and below is a old TV.
  • Working Fields
    • In 1980 he worked at CERN as a consultant software engineer, where he built his unpublished first prototype system “ Enquire”.
    • Also in 1980 he created his own langauage called Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) for the Internet.
    • In 1984, he took up a fellowship at CERN, to work on distributed real-time systems for scientific data acquisition and system control.
    • In 1989 he made his history by creating global hypertext project aka World Wide Web.
    • He wrote the first World Wide Web server, "httpd", and the first client, "WorldWideWeb” which ran through nextstep environment.
    • 1991 in the summer time his invention “World Wide Web” got extremely popular.
  • First website
    • On August 6, 1991 he built his first website (http://info.cern.ch/info.cern.ch). Which provided an explanation about what the World Wide Web was, how you could own a browser, and how to set up a web server. It later then became the first web directory.
  • Achievements
    • 1995: Kilby Foundation's "Young Innovator of the Year ”
    • 1997: MCI Computerworld/Smithsonian Award for Leadership in Innovation
    • 1998:Charles Babbage award
    • 1999:Named "One of the 100 greatest minds of the century" by Time Magazine
    • 2000:Special Award for Outstanding Contribution of the World Television Forum
    • 2001:Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • 2002: Japan Prize , the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan
    • 2003: Special Award of the American Society for Information Science
      • 2004: Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technical Research
      • 2005:Financial Times Lifetime Achievement Award
      • 2006: President's Medal , the Institute of Physics
      • 2007: D&AD President's Award for Innovation and Creativity
  • The Man Behind the Web
  • Credits (sources)
    • Book: MultiMedia from Wagner to virtual reality
    • Sites:
    • http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/berners-lee.htm
    • http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Berners_Lee_Tim.html
    • http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/4-5-2005-68128.asp
    • http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/Longer.html
    • http://www.thocp.net/biographies/berners_lee.html