Tim Berners-Lee

http://qeprize.org/createthefuture/sir-tim-berners-lee/

Tim invented the world wide web while he was working at CERN, which is a science company Switzerland. Instead of world wide web Berners-Lee wanted to originally call it information mesh. I am glad that he went with world wide web because information mesh is pretty stupid name. Now many believe that the world wide web is the same thing as the internet, but that is incorrect. The world wide web is just a small part of the internet, meaning if we didn’t have the internet then you wouldn’t have the world wide web.

Berners-Lee made a thing called a hypertext notebook which then linked document  to other files. Then he was able to find documents by numbers.This process was called ENQURE. But at the time he could only do this on his computer and he but he wanted the whole world to able to do it to there computers as well. And this then lead to the invention of the world wide web.

Tim was born on June 8th, 1955 in London, England and he attended Queens College and Oxford University. Then he worked at a Printing Firm. By Tim inventing  world wide web this lead to the creation of the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

One of Tim Berners-Lee’s famous quotes was “I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the TCP and DNS ideas and — ta-da!— the World Wide Web.” To give you a better understanding of this quote TCP stands for Transmission Control Protocol, which helps expand the areas of networks. And DNS stands for Domain Name System, which is the computer host name. So, Tim was saying that by combining both of these elements together it that is how he invented the world wide web.

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