Olympics 2012, Sir Tim Berners Lee and Open Internet

Olympics 2012, Sir Tim Berners Lee and Open Internet

tim beners lee olimpycs 2012Last night, the Olympic opening ceremony featured Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the World Wide Web. In March 1989 and on 25 December 1990 he made a proposal for an information management system and so with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at CERN, he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet. Flash forward to last night, he was honored as the ‘Inventor of the World Wide Web’ at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Berners-Lee is revealed in front of a computer keyboard into which he types a message, which is then rendered in lights in the stands of Olympic Stadium:

This is for everyone.

and a message simultaneously appeared on his Twitter account:

[tweet https://twitter.com/timberners_lee/statuses/228960085672599552]

A great quote that resembles the openness and the fact that some things should belong to humanity.

The unfortunate thing is that I am pretty sure that 90% of the population who watched the opening ceremony didn’t have a clue of who he was…

One response to “Olympics 2012, Sir Tim Berners Lee and Open Internet”

  1. I used to have a computer named for him. All my students wondered who the guy was who was my desktop image. “Is that your boyfriend?”

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