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Tim Berners-Lee

He attended Sheen Mount Primary School, and then went on to attend south west London's Emanuel School from 1969 to 1973, at the time a direct grant grammar school, which became an independent school in 1975.[1][18]

It was a step of generalising, going to a higher level of abstraction, thinking about all the documentation systems out there as being possibly part of a larger imaginary documentation system.[34]

Current Web browsers used in 'surfing the internet' are mere passive windows, depriving the user of the possibility to contribute.

There are no screenshots of this original page and, in any case, changes were made daily to the information available on the page as the WWW project developed.

In a list of 80 cultural moments that shaped the world, chosen by a panel of 25 eminent scientists, academics, writers, and world leaders, the invention of the World Wide Web was ranked number one, with the entry stating, 'The fastest growing communications medium of all time, the internet has changed the shape of modern life forever.

In June 2009, then-British prime minister Gordon Brown announced that Berners-Lee would work with the UK government to help make data more open and accessible on the Web, building on the work of the Power of Information Task Force.[49]

Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt are the two key figures behind, a UK government project to open up almost all data acquired for official purposes for free re-use.

Commenting on the opening up of Ordnance Survey data in April 2010, Berners-Lee said that: 'The changes signal a wider cultural change in government based on an assumption that information should be in the public domain unless there is a good reason not to—not the other way around.'

He went on to say: 'Greater openness, accountability and transparency in Government will give people greater choice and make it easier for individuals to get more directly involved in issues that matter to them.'[50]

In November 2009, Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) in order to campaign to 'advance the Web to empower humanity by launching transformative programs that build local capacity to leverage the Web as a medium for positive change.'[51]

and has expressed the view that ISPs should supply 'connectivity with no strings attached', and should neither control nor monitor the browsing activities of customers without their expressed consent.[53][54]

He advocates the idea that net neutrality is a kind of human network right: 'Threats to the internet, such as companies or governments that interfere with or snoop on internet traffic, compromise basic human network rights.'[55]

The A4AI seeks to make internet access more affordable so that access is broadened in the developing world, where only 31% of people are online.

Berners-Lee will work with those aiming to decrease internet access prices so that they fall below the UN Broadband Commission's worldwide target of 5% of monthly income.[59]

Berners-Lee holds the founders chair in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he heads the Decentralized Information Group and is leading Solid, a joint project with the Qatar Computing Research Institute that aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.[60]

Varied concerns raised included being not supportive of the internet's open philosophy against commercial interests and risks of users being forced to use a particular web browser to view specific DRM content.[63]

On 30 September 2018, Berners-Lee announced a new application made by open-source startup Inrupt based on the Solid standards, which aims to give users more control over their personal data and lets users choose where the data goes, who's allowed to see certain elements and which apps are allowed to see that data.[66]

In November 2019 at the Internet Governance Forum in Berlin Berners-Lee and the WWWF launched Contract for the Web, a campaign initiative to persuade governments, companies and citizens to commit to nine principles to stop 'misuse' with the warning ' 'If we don't act now - and act together - to prevent the web being misused by those who want to exploit, divide and undermine, we are at risk of squandering' (its potential for good).[67]

In 2012, Berners-Lee was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt.

Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life that he most admires to mark his 80th birthday.[73][74]

On 4 April 2017, he received the 2016 ACM Turing Award 'for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale'.[25]

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