12 March 2014
It has been 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. There will be people reading this who don’t even remember a time before the web but it’s incredible when you think about how far we’ve come since then and how much this invention has helped us to achieve. It has opened up new possibilities and avenues of communication, and is connecting people, just as Lee intended it to. This is a man who, despite his momentous achievement, is still by all accounts a very pleasant and modest individual.
So as we celebrate the birth of the World Wide Web, we can be proud – especially as Brits – of the man behind it. What he did for technology was ground-breaking, but what he did for people was far greater.
Do you remember where you were 25 years ago? And, perhaps more importantly, where will you be 25 years from now?