Happy WWW Day

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.

Skylar WWW Day scarf.

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.

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Featured Image: Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA DFBCS.

Edison

We pay tribute to Thomas Alva Edison, born on this day, the 11th of February.

Created in 2018 and named after the great inventor himself, here’s Hattingdon’s “Edison” bowler hat and light show.

Edison Hattingdon Gold
Edison Hattingdon Gold.

There’s more ….! The “Edison” bowler hat also comes in multi-colored light bulbs.

Edison Hattingdon Multi
Edison Hattingdon Multi.

This is one of Mrs Farrell’s favorite Hattingdons ever. It definitely has her unique imagination and sense of humor stamped all over it.

Genius

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman.

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Inventor and businessman Thomas Edison

He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world.

Edison was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.

Happy birthday Mr. Edison!

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By ©Vivian Grant Farrell

Updated 2.11.22