HEROES: Tim Berners-Lee
Soft-spoken British engineer and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee did kind of an important thing back in the late '80s: he invented the World Wide Web! It was in 1990 that Berners-Lee implemented the first successful communication between an HTTP client and server via the Internet—forever changing life as we knew it. Berners-Lee remains one of the good guys for fighting to keep the Internet open, nonproprietary and free.
Slideshow: The Web Browser Turns 15: A Look Back
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