Knight of the 'Net

Frank Shute frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Thu Jan 1 03:41:05 GMT 2004


On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 09:03:51AM +0000, Scott Mitchell wrote:
>
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 01:22:09AM +0000, Mark Ovens wrote:
> > Arise, Sir Tim
> > 
> > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/12/31/nhon831.xml
> 
> According to the Grauniad, he invented more than just the web:
> 
> "A knighthood also goes to Tim Berners-Lee, 48, the Oxford-educated
> physicist who wrote the first program for what later became the world wide
> web, or the internet."

Unfortunately, for most people: WWW == Internet

The Grauniad is bloody hopeless when it comes to tech reporting. A few
weeks ago they had an article about the European GPS system and they
s/metres/miles/

Then went on to talk about it's "outstanding accuracy" etc. :)

> 
> (from http://www.guardian.co.uk/monarchy/story/0,2763,1114236,00.html)
> 
> Some well-deserved recognition, though.

Yep. Shame the honour is somewhat demeaned by all the political
patronage that goes on with the system though, and gongs given to a lot
of worthless brown-nosers and actors </spit> (why?) 

Tim Berners-Lee *and* Cliff Richard, WTF?

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 Frank 

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