Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Tim Berners-Lee, the father/founder of the world wide web

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 2 December 2014

These days we probably couldn’t imagine life without the Internet, and we’ve got one man to thank for it: Tim Berners-Lee. Contrary to popular belief (or unpopular belief), it was not Al Gore who invented the Internet, but rather an Oxford University graduate who was working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Lab, when he invented the world wide web in 1989, an ‘internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing’.

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25,089 pictures of filthy old mattresses

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By Ian McLaren in Cool Websites on Thursday 16 February 2012

I daresay Tim Berners-Lee is somewhat less than impressed that his glorious vision of uniting the planet and furthering our collective knowledge via his creation of the world wide web has led to this on-going collection of (currently) 25089 pictures of filthy old mattresses. Dumped in the street. All over the world. Let’s give ourselves […]

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