April 16, 2004

Sir Tim wins a nice prize - nice guys sometimes finish first!

From BBC News: bq. New honour for the web's inventor The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has won a prestigious award which comes with a prize bag of one million euros (671,000). bq. The "Father of the Web" was named as the first winner of the Millennium Technology Prize by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation. bq. In 1991, he came up with a system to organise, link and browse net pages which revolutionised the internet. bq. The British scientist was knighted for his pioneering work in 2003. This could not be happening to a nicer person. I remember someone coming into a coffeehouse I used to frequent saying that they had stumbled into this _very_ interesitng bit of software Posted by DaveH at April 16, 2004 1:28 AM