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May 29, 2009 / Raffy Pekson II

Sir Tim Berners-Lee honored Lifetime Achievement Award

The Webby Awards announced that Sir Tim Berners-Lee is scheduled to attend its 13th Annual Webby Awards Gala on June 8, where he will be honored with a Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his enormous contribution to the world of Internet technology and communications.

Widely known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee created the first versions of the technologies — including HTML, URL, and HTTP — that turned the Internet into a mass medium. Since he invented the Web twenty years ago, Berners-Lee has remained its most active and passionate advocate, working tirelessly to ensure that it remains open, free, and a tool for helping humankind. He founded the World Wide Web Consortium in 1994 and currently serves as director of the World Wide Web Foundation and co-director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI). He was knighted in 2004 and was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee honored with Webby Lifetime Achievement Award
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