Tagged With tim berners-lee

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How do you sing happy birthday to a computer? Or, more specifically, how do you sing happy birthday to a system of hyperlinked files accessible, by the internet, that live inside your computer (and phone, and tablet, and so on)? It is, after all, the World Wide Web's 25th birthday.

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Once upon a time, Tim Berners-Lee took the concept of Hypercard and turned it into a world of networked pages. Then there was the first website ever — a boring but clean and well-lit place that started with the title "World Wide Web".

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Yesterday's Olympic opening ceremony was a hallucinatory ode to western history, questionable British music, a giant baby, David Beckham's body, and — amid the athletic sprawl — one of the greatest geeks of all time.

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Tim "I helped invent the Internet" Berners-Lee testified before a federal jury earlier this week, tearing into the validity of a key patent Eolas Technologies' was exploiting to sue multiple web companies for $US600 million. He must have been persuasive because the court took mere hours to reach its decision.