2009/09/26 at 1:24 pm Utzi iruzkina

 Son of prototypical computer geeks, Tim Berners-Lee was born in 1955, in the United Kingdom, concretely in the city of London. He studied at The Queen’s College. There, he was given a first-class degree in Physics.

Furthermore, it’s important to bear in mind that he is considered as the father of the web, so it’s clear that he inherited the interest that his parents had in computer technology. We can clearly see reflected this interest in the words that once said: “Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.”

He had the necessity to give out and exchange information about his researches in a more effective way, so he developed the ideas which are part of the web. Tim, along with his team created the HTML Language (HyperText Markup Lanugage), the HTTP protocol (HyperText Transfer Protocol) and the URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

Two years after his graduation, in 1978, he worked in D.G. Nash Limited where he wrote an operating system. Afterwards, in 2001, he became patron of the East Dorset Heritage Trust. Three years later, in 2004, he started working at the school of electronics and information technology of the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). There, he worked on the project of the Semantic Web.

The World Wide Web

When Tim worked as a scientist at CERN in 1989, he invented the famous World Wide Web, better known as: WWW. The main objective of the Web was to gather the request for automatic information sharing between different scientist from different universities and institutes all around the world.

The essential purpose of the World Wide Web (WWW) was to join personal computers’ technologies, computer networking and hypertext at the location of a potent and simple global information system which is simple to use.


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.Where the web was born. (2008). In CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research. Retrieved 15:30, September 25, 2009, from: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/About/Web-en.html

.Mará Jesús Lamarca (2009). El autor y la autoría en el mundo digital. Retrieved 15:40, September 25, 2009, from: http://artesadigital.blogspot.com/2009/02/el-autor-y-la-autoria-en-el-mundo.html

.Ramón Pérez Parejo (2004). La crisis de la autoría: desde la muerte del autor de Barthes al renacimiento de aninimia en Internet. Retrieved 15:55, September 25, 2009, from: http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero26/crisisau.html


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