Thanks Sir Tim (3 Comments)

Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the WWW

This page on wikipedia tells the tale of this great man. 20 years ago today, he proposed a way to simplify the sharing of data @ CERN…the rest is history, the history of the World Wide Web.

I remember connecting to BBSs back in the late 80s, to download pieces of code, with my other classmates, to show rudimentary bmp pictures on the screen. It took a whole night for a few Megs of data. In those very moments, Sir Tim was making a big gift to humanity, arguably the biggest and most important historical event of the 20th century.

It is because of Sir Tim, that I can talk to my 101 y.o. Grandpa, Vito Fabellini, who waltzed into his 102nd year last Sunday, with a videoconferencing software, or keep in touch with my family and y’all.

Thanks Tim!

3 Responses to “Thanks Sir Tim”

    1. Edo March 13th, 2009 at 7:59 PM

      Miiiinch!! 102 è qualcosa di soprannaturale!!! Che dire, ti auguro la medesima fortuna e che il DNA sia con te amico mio.
      Mò scrivo al Mau…

    1. Monica March 13th, 2009 at 8:38 PM

      You’re right: it was a gift to humanity. It is because of Sir Tim that the world is not so big like before.
      Thanks Tim Berners Lee.

    1. haero March 13th, 2009 at 10:06 PM

      Ahh ecco che erano tutte ste mails che arrivavano mentre guardavo l’ennesimo episodio di Die Hard…
      Monica benvenuta nel mondo del pelato oriundo, ti ricordi quando ci andavano noi del quinto A sul “web”?
      Spettacolo eh?

      Edo lo spero vivamente! Lo vedo domani Mau, e mi faccio stringere il dito da Matteo. A presto fratellone.

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