Tim Berners-Lee awarded 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Prize

On Saturday 24 June 2017, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the W3C will be awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize.

This video from the ACM outlines Sir Tim’s work on the Web and his thoughts on the award.

A few quotes from this short documentary particularly resonated with me.

How the Web allows many brains to be better than one brain

How does humanity come up with interesting ideas when the problem is in lots of people’s heads and different parts of the solution are in different people’s head?” Tim Berners-Lee

The Open Web virtuous circle

If we just keep the Web open, neutral and Royalty-free, innovation will bloom and people will build valuable social systems for both science and democracy.“Tim Berners-Lee

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it’s up to all of us to build the web we want for everyone.” Tim Berners-Lee

Please join us in congratulating Sir Tim on this award. We at W3C deeply thank him for his work in creating the Web; for releasing it for free to all and for heading our mission to lead the Web to its full potential.

Video credit: ACM and Jody Small Productions.

2 thoughts on “Tim Berners-Lee awarded 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Prize

  1. Thank you Sir Tim for your invention, for championing the best of humanity and for reminding us not to take the Web for granted. The ACM Turing Award is fitting recognition for your endeavours.

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