[thechat] Knighthood for 'father of the Web'

Syed Zeeshan Haider szhatforums at hotpop.com
Thu Jan 15 10:15:43 CST 2004

From: "William Anderson">
> > [snip]
> >
> > Do Web Geeks here believe that this "father of the World Wide Web" is the
> > "father of the World Wide Web"?
> He *invented* the World Wide Web as we know it - there is nothing to
> "believe" as such, as it is fact that he is directly responsible for it's
> creation.  Of course, you can look back to previous hypertext proposals and
> implementations which Berners-Lee undoubtedly was aware of at the time, cf
> Vannevar Bush, Doug Englebart, Ted Nelson, et al, so in that context, they
> are akin to "grandfathers" of the web, but Berners-Lee is definitely the
> "father".
> Read Tim's own account: http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/ShortHistory

Thanks a lot! Very "targeted" answer! :-) And that's why sometimes I prefer
humans on machines.

Thanks again!
Syed Zeeshan Haider.

Allah says to Mankind:
"Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?"

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