4 bytes: Sir Tim Berners-Lee and 25 years of the web

Twenty five years ago today Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed the idea that would become the world wide web. Here is a quick rundown on his life and times in four easy byte sized pieces.

12th March, 2014
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Twenty five years ago today Sir Tim Berners-Lee, then 34 and known as “timBL” to his friends, proposed the idea that would become the world wide web, which now contains 60 trillion web pages accessed by 3.7 billion users globally. Here is a quick rundown on Berners-Lee’s life and times in four easy byte sized pieces.

**1.** Tim Berners-Lee, born on 8th June 1955, was the son of a British mathematician and a computer...

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