As usual I’m a little behind the times. Who knew that the World Wide Web’s birthday was celebrated March 11th? I’m so disappointed I missed the day and didn’t get a chance to send birthday greetings.
The radio station from Panama that we listen to plays BBC News every hour. On Wednesday evenings around 6:00 pm it plays a BBC News program called “Click” . The program they played today was about the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. If you’d like to listen to it you can find it here it’s a little over a half hour-long but very interesting. Even the poetry part, but don’t let that scare you.
Although many people had a hand in the creation of the web, an Englishman named Tim Berners-Lee is credited with being the inventor. I found this little Ted Talk by Ian Ritchie about how he turned down a job working with Mr. Berners-Lee which he tells with humour.
The talk today is short so enjoy. And listen to the podcast first, you won’t be sorry; it will only be available for a few weeks.
Read what others have to say about Mr. Berners-Lee’s invention!