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This article was published on March 13, 2009

    Happy 20th Birthday WWW. Here’s What Your Creator Has Planned.

    Happy 20th Birthday WWW. Here’s What Your Creator Has Planned.
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    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    picture-17Twenty years ago, a young unknown scientist called Tim Berners-Lee created a document titled “Information Management: A Proposal”. Berners-Lee, based out of a laboratory near Geneva at the time, had put together a – albeit rough – outline of what the World Wide Web is today.

    Initially proposed to create a way for people to keep track of each other whilst working on major projects, little did the now Sir Tim Berners-Lee realise that the tools ambitions  would prove fruitful on a GLOBAL scale.

    Now based out of MIT and leading the World Wide Web Consortium, Sir Timothy plays a vital role in the web’s future development and standards. Today however, we hope he’s celebrating and has acknowledged, for at least a minute, how much of an impact he has really had. Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, we salute you.

    Tim Berners-Lee Talks of The Future of the Web