Sir Tim Berners-Lee is conferred the title of “Inventor of the World Wide Web” at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London on 27th July 2012. Sir Tim was present and tweeted “This is for everyone” from a vintage NeXT computer. His message was displayed on the LCD screens attached to the chairs of the entire 80,000 people in the audience.
Tim Berners-Lee had created the World Wide Web on a NeXT computer at CERN in 1990.
The World Wide Web Hall of Fame has only 6 inductees: Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web. Marc Andreessen: Co-creator of Mosaic, the browser that popularised the web. Eric Bina: Co-creator of Mosaic browser and founder of Netscape. Kevin Hughes: A pioneer of the WWW in the US. Rob Hartill: Known for his contributions to the Apache web server and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Lou Montulli: Co-creator of Lynx text web browser who innovated several browser technologies like cookies, HTTP proxying etc. [more...]