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Email has a mid-life crisis...Now 40 years old

Email has a mid-life crisis...Now 40 years old

By 8 June 2011

For those still getting their heads around Gmail, it may come as quite a shock to learn that email is now 40 years old. The now somewhat aged electronic mail system celebrates its birthday alongside web founder Tim Berners-Lee.  Unfortunately the first... >>

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

By 3 February 2010

The Internet has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the editor of Wired magazine's Italian edition. The Web, which is routinely employed by activists in repressed countries for getting their message out, was called a "weapon of mass construction".... >>

Data.gov.uk repository unveiled

Data.gov.uk repository unveiled

By 21 January 2010

Tim Berners-Lee, the grandfather of the world wide web, has officially unveiled his government project called Data.gov uk, which should see public sector data being made available for private and commercial use. The aim is to kick off development of useful... >>

BBC Two announces "Digital Revolution" series

BBC Two announces "Digital Revolution" series

By 13 July 2009

BBC Two has announced that to mark the 20th anniversary of the world wide web, it is to team up with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the web's inventor, to look at the impact it has had on our lives. "Digital Revolution", the project's working title, is described... >>

Berners-Lee warns of "disinformation" endemic

Berners-Lee warns of "disinformation" endemic

By 15 September 2008

Just as CERN has admitted that hackers have "infiltrated" the computer system of the Large Hadron Collider, one of the facility's most famous scientists, Tim Berners-Lee, has spoken of the dangers of the web. Berners-Lee - the "father of the worldwide... >>

Father of the World Wide Web to start a new science to study the internet

Father of the World Wide Web to start a new science to study the internet

By 3 November 2006

The father of the World Wide Web has announced an ambitious project to study the Internet, its uses, and the way it’s growing. The research will be collaborative at MIT and the University of Southampton, and is called the Web Science Research Initiative... >>