French physicist and creator of the Thermometer of Lyon in which the Celsius scale was reversed from water boiling at 0 °C and ice melting at 100 °C to what we use today.
At a later time, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, remarked that he should have used slashes throughout the URL instead of dots (period signs) in the domain name. I wonder what would have happened to the file name and the extension? Would he have replaced the dot with the slash in it too? [more...]