Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Sir Tim Berners-Lee to receive Webby Lifetime Achievement Award

Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Webby Awards have announced that Sir Tim Berners-Lee is scheduled to attend the 13th Annual Webby Awards Gala on June 8, where he will be honored with a Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement "in recognition of his enormous contribution to the world of Internet technology and communications"

Widely known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee created the first versions of the technologies, - including HTML, URL, and HTTP -- that turned the Internet into a mass medium. See Wikipedia for his profile, and an explanation of these web protocols, here.

In announcing the Award, the Webby's said " Since he invented the Web twenty years ago, Berners-Lee has remained its most active and passionate advocate, working tirelessly to ensure that it remains open, free, and a tool for helping humankind"

TBL founded the World Wide Web Consortium in 1994 and currently serves as director of the World Wide Web Foundation and co-director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI).

He was knighted in 2004 and was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year.

Press release here.

Tim Berners Lee on TED
As posted here a few days ago, TBL has been speaking at TED on his plans/dreams for the next phase - the semantic - web. See video, here . Or scroll down this page for the embed.

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