Tim Berners-Lee

Geek of the Week: Tim Berners-Lee

in Geek of the Week

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to Tim Berners-Lee, who’s the orig­i­na­tor of the World Wide Web, one of the most excit­ing resource dis­cov­ery sys­tems out there. It’s a hypertext-based sys­tem, a way of nav­i­gat­ing the net­work. Welcome to Geek of the Week, Tim. Tim Berners-Lee: Thanks. …read the full transcript.

Tim Berners-Lee’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

in Internet Hall of Fame 2012

People are amazed at the growth of the Web, but the growth of the Internet, that was actu­al­ly what hap­pened from zero. So the things that you guys have done from this have been the way that we have learned.

Tim Berners-Lee Announces the World Wide Web Foundation


I wrote a memo say­ing, We should have a glob­al hyper­text sys­tem to fix this.” The memo, I dis­trib­uted it to a few peo­ple but there’s nowhere real­ly to dis­trib­ute it to at CERN because CERN is a physics lab. It did­n’t have com­mit­tees for build­ing pro­grams and hyper­text systems.

So what hap­pened was basi­cal­ly noth­ing for eigh­teen months.