Tim Berners-Lee


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
June 08, 1955

Website

Genre

Influences


Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS (born 8 June 1955), also known as "TimBL", is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November.

Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a dire
...more

Average rating: 3.86 · 614 ratings · 77 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Weaving the Web: The Origin...

3.87 avg rating — 586 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
L'architettura del nuovo We...

by
4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1999
Rate this book
Clear rating
Der Web-Report

by
3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Framework for Web Science...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tejiendo la Red: El invento...

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hypertext Markup Language: ...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Universal Resource Identifi...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Web No Sōsei: World Wide We...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leaders in Computing: Chang...

by
3.73 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Worldwide Web Handbook:...

by
it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1995
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Tim Berners-Lee…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.”
Tim Berners-Lee

“In an extreme view, the world can be seen as only connections, nothing else. We think of a dictionary as the repository of meaning, but it defines words only in terms of other words. I liked the idea that a piece of information is really defined only by what it's related to, and how it's related. There really is little else to meaning. The structure is everything. There are billions of neurons in our brains, but what are neurons? Just cells. The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected.”
Tim Berners-Lee
tags: web

“What was often difficult for people to understand about the design was that there was nothing else beyond URLs, HTTP and HTML. There was no central computer "controlling" the Web, no single network on which these protocols worked, not even organisation anywhere that "ran" the Web. The Web was not a physical "thing" that existed in a certain "place". It was a "space" in which information could exist.”
Tim Berners-Lee



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Tim to Goodreads.