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Sir Tim Berners-Lee (1955-), Inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium

Sitter in 2 portraits
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.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 13 April 2005
NPG P1103


Sir Tim Berners-Lee

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, February 2000
NPG x88859