By Klint Finley
April 6, 2017
Article from Wired
Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Is About to Radically Rework His Creation
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO the Queen of England dubbed Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the worldwide web, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Today he received what in the tech world counts as a much higher distinction: a Turing Award.
The prestigious prize, presented each year by the Association for Computing Machinery, amounts to the Nobel Prize of computing and comes with a million dollars. Berners-Lee received the award for creating the technology that underpins the web 28 years ago. But he sees his creation as the work of countless other people—and believes that work is far from over.
“I have to accept it on behalf of thousands of people who have helped make web standards and helped protest when net neutrality was threatened,” he says.
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