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Sir Tim Berners-Lee Returning As Professor to the UK

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Returning As Professor to the UK

Southampton University in England, the first university to award him an honorary degree (in 1996) is going to be the new base for Sir Tim Berners-Lee, "Father of the World Wide Web."

Although born in London, Sir Tim will now become chair of computer science at the university's School of Electronics and Computer Science.

He will remain director of W3C, and will use his new position as the springboard for further development of the Semantic Web, his vision for the next-generation Internet.

"Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee" - what next, a peerage? (Lord Berners-Lee has a ring to it, wouldn't you say?)

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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j lysaght 12/04/04 06:33:08 PM EST

Tim Berners-Lee this man opened the the door to true free speach

semantic web 12/04/04 07:09:40 AM EST

Who actually leads the semantic web initiative, is it W3C or is it Southampton University, or is it TBL personally?

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