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Chapter 1. The Blog Phenomenon > A Guy Named Tim—The Invention of the WWW

A Guy Named Tim—The Invention of the WWW

Tim Berners-Lee graduated from the Queen’s College at Oxford University, England in 1976. He built his first computer with a soldering iron and an old television. Then Tim spent two years with an equipment manufacturer, working on bar code technology. In 1978, Tim wrote some typesetting software. [1] Chapter 1

[1] Tim Berners-Lee Bio on the World Wide Web Consortium web site. Available on the Internet: http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/

After a few years as an independent consultant, Tim went to work as an engineer at a particle physics laboratory in Switzerland. While there, Tim proposed a global hypertext project. It was designed to allow people to work together by combining their knowledge in a “web” of hypertext documents. This work was started in October 1990, and the program “WorldWideWeb” was first made available on the “Internet” in the summer of 1991. I was mowing lawns that summer.


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