We all talk about the internet and its websites, but not many of us know the person who was behind the invention of this WWW. Well, the mind behind this great creation is Sir Tim Berners Lee who is a British computer scientist and presently a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Timothy John Berners Lee was born on 8 June 1955 (now 64) in London, England, United Kingdom.

He made an offer for a data managing system on 12 March 1989 while working at CERN, and he executed the first effective communiqué between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server through the internet in November 1989. By October of 1990, Tim had scripted the three deep-seated technologies that remain the basis of today’s web – HTML, URI, and HTTP.

Tim Berners Lee never wanted to make money on his invention and instead refused CERN’s call to patent his Web technology. On 30 April 1993, CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain. Later, CERN made an issue accessible with an unrestricted license, a surer way to maximize its distribution. These achievements made the web great success. Berners Lee always wanted the web to be open so it could spread out and advance as fast as thinkable.


The first website at CERN and all around the world was earmarked to the World Wide Web project itself and was hosted on Berners-Lee’s NeXT workstation (designed by Steve Jobs). In 2013, CERN initiated a project to reestablish this first-ever website: In 1994, Tim Berners Lee left CERN for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he created the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an association that sustains canons for the Web.

The humble attitude made Berners Lee’s name go in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, and in 2004 was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. His WWW Foundation focused on confirming web advantages to the human race, and indeed it has given us a much easier life than ever imagined. In the year 2012, Tim Berners Lee was honored for inventing the web during the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics.