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Friday, May 25, 2007

'FATHER OF THE WEB' RECOGNISED WITH D&AD PRESIDENT'S AWARD


D&AD has announced that Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web in 1989, will receive the President’s Award for outstanding contribution to creativity. The annually bestowed honour was revealed at the D&AD Global Awards Ceremony & Dinner in London tonight.
“HTML, URL, HTTP – all these things that people around the world take for granted are down to Sir Tim Berners-Lee,’ said D&AD President Tony Davidson. “He had the vision to create a network that allows people to share knowledge freely across the Internet. The amazing thing is that he told everyone how to use it for free by – you guessed it – posting it on the Internet. Thanks to his innovation, designers have taken the Web to whole new levels of creativity, resulting in 2 D&AD Black Pencil-awarded websites in 2 years.”
“Think back ten years and you realise how much the Web’s changed our lives. We bid for products on eBay, communicate with Skype and Facebook, and discover new music that has never been played over the airwaves. We share files, photos and advice with people we’ll never meet and create whole other worlds for ourselves in Second Life - and this is only the beginning of the Web’s potential. We owe the very shape of our lives today to Sir Tim.”

6 Comments:

Blogger About me: said...

The Internet - this Century's greatest invention.

2:52 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Internet - last Century's greatest invention. Actually.

3:53 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that Matt Webster in the background?

6:19 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damm I thought Andrew Mitchell invented the web.Boy how wrong can you be...

7:03 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[Damm I thought Andrew Mitchell invented the web.Boy how wrong can you be...]

Actually he did 7.03. But then he got scared of the idea and wrote a letter instead, leaving this Lee guy to get the credit.

2:26 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The interweb is over rated, I'll never use it.

7:27 AM NZST

 

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