Timothy John Berners studied physics at Oxford University and became a software engineer.
While working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, he first described the concept of a global system, based on the concept of 'hypertext', that would allow researchers anywhere to share information. He also built a prototype called 'Enquire'.
In 1984, Berners Lee's returned to CERN, which was also home to a major European Internet node. In 1989, Berners Lee published a paper called 'Information Management: A Proposal' in which he married up hypertext with the Internet, to create a system for sharing and distributing information not just within a company, but globally.
He named it the World Wide Web and we all went wild.
|1972||Emanuel School in Wandsworth||0-Levels and A-Levels|
|1976||The Queen's College, Oxford||BSe Physics|
|1980||CERN||Built ENQUIRE System|
|1989||CERN||Developed Hypertext and WWW|
|1991||CERN||Built world's first website|
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