Today’s Heroic Hunk in History is Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (1955 – ). Sir Timothy, or “TimBL” as he’s known to his friends, is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web. In 1989 he proposed an information management system between computers. By the end of the year he had managed communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server over the Internet. He the director of the World Wide Web Consortium which oversees continued development of the Web. He was honored at the London Olympic Stadium as the “Inventor of the World Wide Web.” Did someone forget to invite Al Gore?
Why Sir Timothy? Today at The Writers Vineyard, an authors’ blog for authors about writing and publishing, I posted the first installment on a series about the web, webpages, and blogging. In 350 words, “Websites & Blogs – Oh My!! Part 1: Web Vocabulary and Basics” summarizes the alphabet soup that confronts the author who wants to build/maintain a webpage. By understanding the basics of how the web works, an author can make informed decisions about their personal needs for their web presence. Next month, we’ll build on today to look at web hosts, domain names, and decisions about both. Check it out at http://thewritersvineyard.com/ . Until next Monday, Rita Bay