Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.He is the co-founder and CTO of Inrupt, com, a technology company that uses, promotes and helps develop the open source Solid platform. Solid aims to give people control and agency over their data, questioning many assumptions about how the web should work. Tim Berners-Lee believes that the Web can unite local interests and universal value. Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN.
The website was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated exchange of information between scientists from universities and institutes around the world. Since 2001, Berners-Lee has focused his attention on the W3C, an organization he founded to oversee the development of the web. Lately, he has devoted a lot of time to the concept of the “semantic web”, designed to allow users to easily find, share and combine information. While working as a contractor for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the 1980s, Berners-Lee developed the concept of the web browser.
This specific type of software manages machine language connections using hypertext, transmission control protocol (TCP) and domain name systems (DNS). The Web was born out of Berners-Lee's attempt to share information with other scientists at CERN and other strategic locations around the world. Last week, I spoke at IPExpo Europe in London and had the honor of having Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, as an adjunct speaker.