New honour for the web's inventor

Pete writes " The BBC reports that the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has won a prestigious award which comes with a prize bag of one million euros (£671,000).The "Father of the Web" was named as the first winner of the Millennium Technology Prize by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation.The famously modest man never went on to commercialise his work. Instead he worked on expanding the use of the net as a channel for free expression and collaboration."

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Berners-Lee is going to split that with Al Gore, right?

http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1 26988

Interesting Forum Topic that has discussed this issue for over a Year

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.Gore meaning, obvious to anyone who knew the record, was that he did the political work and articulated the public vision that made the Internet possible.Funny how media distortions become many people's accepted realities.-- Ender, Duke_of_URL

Read all 4 pages, looks like a buncha idjits, no offense intended.At least a few get some things correct, like ICQ - but neglect to mention IRC as a basis for that, or MOOs, or other underlying things.Or tripod vs. geocities, etc, etc.Compuserve and AOL going to flat-rate came about because they were losing customers to the mom-n-pop ISPs who were coalescing into major national networks via flat-rate pricing, and free internet content.-- Ender, Duke_of_URL