Sir Tim Berners-Lee: still weaving his web

By David Cohen In Technology

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Scientific progress and world peace must be inseparable technological bedfellows, Sir Tim Berners-Lee likes to remind audiences. Ask anybody involved in web development about their basic motivations, this technology evangelist believes, “and they’ll end up back at those fundamental human desires”. Berners-Lee, an Oxford-trained scientist, is a Fellow of the UK’s prestigious Royal Society. He has picked up more international accolades than Gareth Morgan could shake a cat at, including the Japan Prize, the Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize, Finland’s Millennium Technology Prize and Germany’s Die Quadriga award. He was knighted in 2004. ...

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