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    The inventor of the world wide web has been named Greatest Briton 2004 at a ceremony attended by Gordon Brown.
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the web in the late 1980s, said he was just "in the right place at the right time".

    Accepting his award and 25,000 at the Royal Courts of Justice, Sir Tim said it was an "amazing honour".

    Six other Britons, including Olympic gold medallist Kelly Holmes and fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, were also given awards at the ceremony.

    The seven were given titles in fields such as the arts, science, business and public service.

    On receiving his award on Thursday, Sir Tim said: "I have won awards for computers but I have never won an award for being British.

    source @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4214473.stm

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    Thanks Tim.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee

    Early life and career

    Berners-Lee was born in London, England, and attended Emanuel School in Wandsworth. He is an alumnus of the Queen's College of Oxford University, where he built a computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television. It was also at Oxford where he was caught hacking with a friend and was subsequently banned from using the university computer.

    He worked at Plessey Telecommunications Limited in 1976 as a programmer, and in 1978 he worked at D.G Nash Limited where he worked on typesetting software and an operating system.
    He sounds interesting..

    Quote Originally Posted by http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4214473.stm
    "The importance of this contest is to try to restore in people's minds the idea of Britain.
    Can someone tell me what that idea is?

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    Don't want to take anything away from this man's apparent great achievment, but I swear I heard the Internet was made by the US Military during the Cold War.

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    Didn't clocker invent the interweb.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    Didn't clocker invent the interweb.
    this isn't the lounge *anker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai
    this isn't the lounge *anker
    Stop spamming then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr JP Fugley
    no he just keeps it running.
    Ah, an honourable, often thankless, task in itself. Perhaps he will get a similar award next year.

    I wonder if there is a way for the public to vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr JP Fugley
    i heard the interweb was made by scientists at cern. but they did say he invented the www, but mebbe they dont know the difference
    Tim did not invent the internet. To my knowledge he invented the www, HTML, HTTP protocol which basically is the "easy-to-use" part of the internet.

    We have him to thank for the internet that we are familiar with but he did not lay the ground work.

    We do have the US military or DARPA or ARPA whatever the fuck to thank for that.
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr JP Fugley

    Like I already said....thanks for link either way
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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