Congratulations to Sir Timothy

Tim Berners-Lee
Photo: Le Fevre Communications.

The following congratulatory messages were sent on the occasion of Tim Berners-Lee's investiture as Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 July 2004. Sir Timothy is W3C Director, holds the 3Com Founders chair and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). W3C's three host institutions are MIT, ERCIM and Keio University. Please read the press release.

On behalf of my colleagues at ERCIM, as well as W3C Members in the European community, it is my great pleasure to congratulate Sir Timothy Berners-Lee on this most special and well-deserved recognition. His innovation, leadership, and friendship continue to serve as an inspiration to us all.
Michel Cosnard, Managing Director of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)

All of us at Keio are very happy to hear that Tim Berners-Lee is knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We are very proud that we have been involved in the World Wide Web Consortium headed by Tim. The Web changed cyberspace and made it more and more useful, helpful, exciting and creative. The Semantic Web which Tim also invented has been extensively investigated and tested, and we hope that this new idea can be developed well so that the tremendous new era for the Web will open in the near future. Our Tim should lead the next generation information society also.
Nobuo Saito, Vice-President, Keio University

We at MIT are very proud that Tim Berners-Lee is our colleague, and that we host the international consortium that supports the World Wide Web under his leadership. Berners-Lee's invention of the Web has changed the way we all live, work, study, conduct business, and operate governments. The Web is a great force for democratization and opportunity for people all over the world.
Charles M. Vest, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

At CSAIL we're all immensely proud of Tim Berners-Lee and are so happy for him for this award as well as his many others. Few people in history have invented something which has had such an immediate impact on the way so many people live, play, and work as has Tim's invention. Rather than rest on the laurels that come his way Tim continues to toil to keep the world wide web as an open and accessible standard and at the same time lead research on his new dream, "The Semantic Web." He is a modest self-effacing revolutionary who well deserves our respect and gratitude.
Rodney A. Brooks, Director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL)

The knighting by Queen Elizabeth of Tim Berners-Lee is a fitting tribute to a unique human being who has given the world an invention that has rapidly become a foundation of global communication, commerce and recreation. He continues to work — through his research and leadership of the World Wide Web Consortium — to make the Web even more accessible to anyone, anywhere and using any device. The Members and staff of the W3C are privileged to work with Sir Timothy, and extend our congratulations on this achievement.
Steven R Bratt, Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chair, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

W3C Communications Team

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