Tim Berners-Lee is hardly a household name, but he deserves our recognition. He's the person who invented "The World Wide Web." Read what he said about the Internet in 1989:
"Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked, I thought," Berners-Lee wrote in his 1999 memoir, Weaving the Web. "Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which every computer at CERN, and on the planet, would be available to me and to anyone else. There would be a single, global information space."
Mr. Berners-Lee never profited from his cyberspace invention. He wanted to create a global village for the good of mankind.
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