Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, KBE (born June 8, 1955 in
) is the inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees its continued development. Informally, in technical circles, he is sometimes called "TimBL" or "TBL". London, England
Berners-Lee was born in
, the son of Conway Berners-Lee and Mary Lee Woods. His parents, who were both mathematicians, were employed together on the team that built the London, England Mark I, one of the earliest computers. They taught Berners-Lee to use mathematics everywhere, even at the dinner table. Berners-Lee attended Manchester Sheen Mount Primary School(which has dedicated a new hall in his honour) before moving on to in Wandsworth. He is an alumnus of Queen's College (where he played tiddlywinks for Emanuel School Oxford, against rivals Cambridge), (which has dedicated a computer room in his honour), where he built a computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television. While at Oxford University , he was caught hacking with a friend and was subsequently banned from using the university computer. Oxford
He worked at Plessey Telecommunications Limited in 1976 as a programmer and where he married his first wife Jane, a fellow employee, and in 1978, he worked at D.G. Nash Limited where he wrote typesetting software and an operating system.
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