Tim Berners Lee
- Category : Computer-Systems-Analyst
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (8,20)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Separation 1
British computer engineer and inventor of the World Wide Web (www).
He had already built his first computer before his 1976 graduation from Oxford University. After graduation, he landed a job in the telecommunications industry as a software engineer. During his software career, he spent six months as consultant at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. It was there, while working on a program for himself, that he began to formulate a concept for the world wide web.
In 1989, he proposed a global hypertext project that would allow people to work together. By late 1990 the program "WorldWideWeb" was made available to CERN and became available on the Internet within a year. He continued refining his project and in 1994, he founded the World Wide Web Consortium at the Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has since served as Consortium Director and authored "Weaving the Web." He is the recipient of several awards for his work.