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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a renowned English computer scientist famously known as the inventor of the Internet, or the “World Wide Web” (www.). Earning a place as one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century’, Lee’s work can arguably be said to have drastically shaped and impacted the lives of every human being alive today – and not just in Britain! He has received a great many accolades for his work, most notably a knighthood in 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II and the permanent position of Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, two of the most prestigious universities in the world. Presently, he is the Director of the Web Science Trust, an organisation founded by him and others in 2009 in order to promote education in Web Science. He is also a spokesman and leader for the WWWF (World Wide Web Foundation), an organisation which campaigns for a world where everyone has affordable and meaningful access to the internet.

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