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World Wide Web Inventor Knighted
By: MarkJ - 31 December, 2003 (9:44 AM)

Tim Berners-Lee, the British man responsible for coming up with a system to organise, link and browse net pages, has been knighted for his work:

The British scientist, who lives in the US, was told he was getting the unexpected Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year honours list a few days ago - by telephone, not by e-mail.

The physicist created his hypertext program, which was to revolutionise the net, while he was at the particle physics institute, Cern, in Geneva.

The computer code he came up with let scientists easily share research findings across a computer network. In the early 1990s, it was dubbed the "world wide web", and is still the basis of the net as we know it.

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