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  • 16 March 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Sir Berners-Lee and the African journalist

    Tim Berners-Lee's first draft on what we would come to know as the World Wide Web has fascinated me for years. It is a simple paper, like thousands written around the world every day. A diagram illustrates how 'Mesh', the first name the creator of the web dreamt up for his new invention, would work. When Berners-Lee was awarded his honorary doctorate from the Open University of Catalonia in 2008, he recalled that then-director of CERN, Mike Sendall, kept one of the original copies with a note he pencilled in himself, defining the web project as “vague, but exciting.”