INTERNET: Happy 54th Birthday Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee

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  1. BaltimoreBob

    BaltimoreBob Righteous Robert

    May 26, 2009
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    #1 Celebrity Birthday Person for June 8th is

    Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (54) 1955
    Born: June 8th 1955 - London, England, UK.
    English computer scientist who, with the help of Robert Cailliau, and a young student
    staff at CERN, implemented on 25 December 1990, the first successful communication
    between an HTTP client and server via the Internet.
    He was ranked Joint First in The Telegraph's list of 100 greatest living geniuses.
    However, following Albert Hoffman's death he is now solely first.
    He is also the director of the World Wide Web Consortium or W3C
    (which oversees its continued development), and a senior researcher
    and holder of the 3Com Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science
    and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
    His parents (Conway Berners-Lee and Mary Lee Woods), both mathematicians,
    were employed together on the team that built the Manchester Mark I,
    one of the earliest computers.
    They taught Berners-Lee to use mathematics everywhere, even at the dinner table.
    Berners-Lee attended Sheen Mount Primary School, before moving on to study
    his O-Levels and A-Levels at Emanuel School in Battersea,
    where a computer centre is dedicated in his name.
    He is an alumnus of The Queen's College, Oxford where he played table tennis for
    Oxford, against rival Cambridge. While at Queen's, Berners-Lee built a computer
    with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television.
    During his time at university, he was caught hacking with a friend
    and was subsequently banned from using the university computer.
    He graduated in 1976 with a degree in physics.
    The first Web site built was at CERN and was first put online on August 6th 1991.
    On 8/6/1991 Baltimore Bob was living in Anaheim, CA &
    working as a Computer P/A at Rockwell the builders of the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
    Tim Berners-Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I do this for every day of the year - tomorrow's #1 is:
    #1 Celebrity Birthday Person for June 9th is
    Michael J. Fox (I) (48) 1961
    Born: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    / Birth Name: Michael Andrew Fox / Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)
    Mother is actress Phyllis Fox.
    Sister is stage (Shaw Festival) and TV actress Kelli Fox.
    Adopted the ‘J’ as an homage to character actor Michael J. Pollard.
    Quit high school at age 15.
    Has said he regrets quitting high school as a ‘stupid youthful mistake’.

    Baltimore Bob
  2. KittenKoder

    KittenKoder Senior Member

    Sep 21, 2008
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    Didn't Al Gore create the intermets?

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