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Tim Berners-Lee
(8 Jun 1955 - )

English computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web in March 1989, implemented at CERN in 1990 (assisted by Robert Cailliau)


Science Quotes by Tim Berners-Lee (5 quotes)

Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
— Tim Berners-Lee
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Science quotes on:  |  Interact (8)  |  Need (290)  |  Single (354)  |  Site (14)  |  Space (501)  |  Universal (189)

The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect—to help people work together—and not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world. We clump into families, associations, and companies. We develop trust across the miles and distrust around the corner.
— Tim Berners-Lee
Weaving The Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web (2004), 123.
Science quotes on:  |  Association (46)  |  Company (59)  |  Cooperation (32)  |  Corner (57)  |  Creation (329)  |  Design (196)  |  Develop (268)  |  Distrust (10)  |  Effect (394)  |  Existence (460)  |  Family (95)  |  Goal (146)  |  Improve (58)  |  More (2559)  |  People (1005)  |  Social (252)  |  Society (325)  |  Support (147)  |  Technology (261)  |  Together (387)  |  Toy (19)  |  Trust (66)  |  Ultimate (146)  |  Work (1351)  |  World (1778)  |  World Wide Web (4)

What we believe, endorse, agree with, and depend on is representable and, increasingly, represented on the Web. We all have to ensure that the society we build with the Web is the sort we intend.
— Tim Berners-Lee
Weaving The Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web (2004), 123.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4107)  |  Belief (578)  |  Build (204)  |  Creation (329)  |  Depend (228)  |  Ensure (26)  |  Intention (46)  |  Represent (154)  |  Representation (54)  |  Society (325)  |  World Wide Web (4)

WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project
— Tim Berners-Lee
Title of an electronic document (1990) co-authored with Robert A Caillau. In Fred R. Shapiro, The Yale Book of Quotations (2006), 57.
Science quotes on:  |  Computer (127)  |  Internet (17)  |  Invention (377)  |  Project (73)  |  Proposal (17)

[The internet] ought to be like clay, rather than a sculpture that you observe from a distance.
— Tim Berners-Lee
From archive interview (Nov 1999) rebroadcast on PBS radio program Science Friday (14 Mar 2014).
Science quotes on:  |  Clay (10)  |  Distance (163)  |  Internet (17)  |  Observation (560)  |  Observe (168)  |  Sculpture (12)


See also:
  • 8 Jun - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Berners-Lee's birth.
  • Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web, by Tim Berners-Lee. - book suggestion.

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