𝗜𝗡𝗧. 𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗡 – 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀-𝗟𝗲𝗲’𝘀 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 – 𝗗𝗮𝘆 (𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟮, 𝟭𝟵𝟴𝟵)
TIMOTHY BERNERS-LEE, an English computer scientist, shows his manager, MIKE SENDALL, an information management system proposal. Sendall reads.
SENDALL – “It’s vague, but I like it. Keep working.”
𝗙𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗 – 𝗔 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿
Lee types at the computer while Sendall hovers over him.
LEE – “Using CERN, I implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet. I just linked the hypertext, Internet, and multi-font text objects together. See.”
SENDALL – “Congrats. You’re the official inventor of the World Wide Web. You created the world’s first web server. Go have a pint, then get to building the first web browser.”
They shake hands, all smiles.
𝗜𝗡𝗧. 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀-𝗟𝗲𝗲’𝘀 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 – 𝗗𝗮𝘆 (𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝘁𝗵, 𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟬)
Lee pushes a key stroke with excitement. Sendall has his fingers crossed.
LEE – “It worked. There you have it.”
Lee leans back in his chair.
SENDALL – “You’ve done it, man. You just published the first website ever!”
LEE – “info dot cern dot ch.”
𝗙𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗙𝗢𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗 – 𝗦𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗯𝘆’𝘀 𝗔𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 – 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗻 (𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟯𝟬, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭)
An AUCTIONEER bangs his gavel on the podium.
AUCTIONEER – “Sold! The non-fungible token or NFT for the original world wide web source code has been sold for $5.4 million dollars to the man in the yellow hat. The unique NFT is composed of 4 elements: the original, time-stamped code files written by Sir Tim; an animated visualization of the code; a digital poster of the full code created by Sir Tim; and a letter written by Sir Tim reflecting on the code today.”
⚔️ Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and appointed to the Order of Merit (OM), an order restricted to 24 (living) members.
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