TIM BERNERS-LEE (b.1955)

1989 – UK

‘The World Wide Web – a hypertext-based graphical information system on the internet’

In the 1980s Berners-Lee, while working at CERN, the joint European particle physics lab in Geneva, developed a simple programming language that he called HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language. HTML contains simple codes

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that are used to format text and include graphics, audio and video. He also designed HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, to move files across the internet and a system of addresses ( URLs, or Uniform Resource Locators ) to find files on the internet.

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