Tim Berners-Lee

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.

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