WWW (World Wide Web) Day is celebrated on the 1st of August every year. It is a global celebration dedicated to internet web browsing, the online activities that bring the world to our fingertips and a wealth of information at our feet.
Hattingdon just had to have something special to wear. After all, where would she be without the world wide web? So Vivian designed a Skylar scarf for the occasion.
Do you know how we got here on the world wide web . . . . who the father of it all is? Here is a bit of what we found.
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA DFBCS (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Berners-Lee proposed an information management system on 12 March 1989, then implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet in mid-November.
Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the continued development of the Web. He co-founded (with his then wife-to-be Rosemary Leith) the World Wide Web Foundation.
He devised and implemented the first Web browser and Web server, and helped foster the Web’s subsequent explosive development.
In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. He was named in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century and has received a number of other accolades for his invention.
We are certainly very, very grateful. Thank you Sir.
A Hatful of Smiles
by ©Vivian J Grant
Featured Image: Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA DFBCS.