Sir Tim Berners-Lee (1955-), Inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium
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Computer scientist. Berners-Lee Graduated from Queen's College, Oxford in 1976 where he built his first computer with a soldering iron, a processor and an old television. He worked in telecommunications before inventing the World Wide Web in 1989. He joined the laboratory for computer science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994 and became the first holder of the 3Com Founders chair. He is now senior research scientist within the lab and director of the World Wide Web Consortium which he founded in 1994. Knighted in 2003.