Tim Berners-Lee (1955-)
BORN June 8, 1955, in London
1976 Graduates from Queen's College, Oxford
1980 While at CERN, writes "Enquire"
1989 Proposes global hypertext project called "WorldWideWeb"
1991 The Web debuts on the Internet
1993 University of Illinois releases Mosaic browser
1994 Joins M.I.T. to direct the W3 consortium
1999 Today nearly 150 million people log on to the Internet via WWW
“First of all, let's get clear the difference. The internet is a collection of computers, which was put together during the 1970's. When I proposed the Web in 1989, the internet had been around for 15 years. You could use e-mail, you could store files on ftp servers, and people could access them, but it was very complicated. The web was the step to make accessing a remote document just one click. The internet spread really quite slowly. It started in research, moved into universities, and many people only heard about it when the web became available as an easy way to use it. “ (T. Berners-Lee, 1999)
Tim Berners-Lee is considered to be the founder of the World Wide Web.