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So I have a blog. Tim enters the fray.
posted by movilla (30 comments total)

 
Laffo. Like Jesus showing up at a bible study. This will be insteresting to watch. Thanks for the link.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:48 PM on December 19, 2005


I love the "Thanks for the web" comments.
posted by null terminated at 1:52 PM on December 19, 2005


Great link, good work, thanks.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 1:53 PM on December 19, 2005


Hi. My name is Tim Berners-Lee and I invented the... Hey! You kids get offa my lawn!!
posted by newton at 1:57 PM on December 19, 2005


Who wants to be the first to ask him for ponies?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:02 PM on December 19, 2005


A couple of months ago I heard a co worker describe Tim Berners-Lee as "the inventor or the internet" (in contrast to Al Gore, actually) It drove me nuts since the web is not the internet!.

Anyway, nice to see a simple statement from the man himself saying he didn't invent the internet in case this comes up again. :P
posted by delmoi at 2:12 PM on December 19, 2005


Someone build a statue of this man.

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!
posted by The Jesse Helms at 2:14 PM on December 19, 2005


Heh. Cool stuff. I've contributed some code to the OSS CMS system that his organization is using (Drupal), and the developers of that package have all been pretty excited to see such a high-profile net.person using the system. It's nice that his organization is working with OSS software rather than writing the check for(or throwing a dev team at) the proprietary solution they could probably justify.
posted by verb at 2:18 PM on December 19, 2005


Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!

Whenever I hear that line, I automatically think if The Watchmen.
posted by starscream at 2:21 PM on December 19, 2005


of the
posted by starscream at 2:22 PM on December 19, 2005


Anyone who says, "Who?" needs to get off the Internet
posted by keswick at 2:26 PM on December 19, 2005


he really needs some animated .GIF emoticons and a "current music:" postscript though. otherwise how will we know how he is feeling?
posted by wakko at 2:29 PM on December 19, 2005


This Page Is Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict!

fucker.
posted by destro at 2:30 PM on December 19, 2005


Anyone who says, "Who?" needs to look him up on the internet.
posted by MinPin at 2:30 PM on December 19, 2005


Some call him...

Tim?
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 2:35 PM on December 19, 2005


From his short bio:
in 1989 he invented the World Wide Web,

I hope he and I never apply for the same job.
posted by horsewithnoname at 2:45 PM on December 19, 2005


Newton, that was very funny.
posted by theora55 at 3:10 PM on December 19, 2005


I wish I could thank him for making the pron so easily available. And, in ten years, I'll curse him for making pron so easily available to my son. Ahh, the circle of life.
posted by fenriq at 3:17 PM on December 19, 2005


I heard a co worker describe Tim Berners-Lee as "the inventor or the internet"

But that's just so much more catchy than the more accurate "one of the top few hundred people to make important contributions to the development of the Internet."
posted by sfenders at 3:56 PM on December 19, 2005


Keswick: So I should probably leave my "Is this 'Tim' someone I'd need a webbrowser to have heard of?"comment locked up tight in the glovebox, right?

Oops.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:10 PM on December 19, 2005


Lol Artifice, that is such a great line. It's rare for people to inflect "Tim" as a question, half the joke is lost on these people.

But horsewithnoname wins!
posted by parallax7d at 4:12 PM on December 19, 2005


Anyone who says, "Who?" needs to get off the Internet


*logs off and skulks away in shame*
posted by CunningLinguist at 4:14 PM on December 19, 2005


*joins CunningLinguist*
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:38 PM on December 19, 2005 [1 favorite]


*follows cunninglinguist and thepinksuperhero, hopes they brought enough thunderbird to share*
posted by NorthernSky at 4:55 PM on December 19, 2005


don't feel so bad, most of these rhodes scholars didn't know who he was either
posted by tsarfan at 5:19 PM on December 19, 2005


which one of teh internets did this guy invent?
posted by HyperBlue at 5:30 PM on December 19, 2005


Did anyone notice that the NYT article on him in 1995 mentioned his fondness for George Goble's bbq grill webpage (is it that old?) but said that Goble used...liquid nitrogen. D'oh!
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:02 AM on December 20, 2005


So I guess he GHOFB?
posted by quantumetric at 9:01 AM on December 20, 2005


Ahem, SIR Berners-Lee, you philistines!

I've always thought it was a bit sticky to credit TBL as even the guy who invented the web. He implemented the first website but it was really the NCSA guys who ran with it and made it a viable tool, likewise CERN on the server-side.

Englebert came up with hypertext linking well before TBL, Gopher provided an immediate precursor of the interconnected Internet, etc, etc.

TBL came up with the sketchpad versions of HTML and HTTP but I don't think we can blame him much for the current state of things.

I find it interesting that he's up and blogging given that his sentiments towards the web was that it was a long way off from what he really wanted. I guess you use the tools you've got, though, not -- er -- the tools you need?
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:46 AM on December 20, 2005


Sir Tim, if we're going to be pedantic. Which G*d forbid.
posted by ancientgower at 12:31 PM on December 20, 2005


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