Tim Berners-Lee

The inventor of HTML.

graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim is now with the Laboratory for Computer Science ( LCS)at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT). He directs the W3 Consortium, an open forum of companies and organizations with the mission to realize the full potential of the Web.

With a background of system design in real-time communications and text processing software development, in 1989 he invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing. while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory.

Before coming to CERN, Tim was a founding director of Image Computer Systems, and before that a principal engineer with Plessey Telecommunications, in Poole, England.

Tim is married to Nancy Carlson. They have two children, born 1991 and 1994.


                Email:   timbl@w3.org
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