Fighting the Dark Side: Tech's Heroes and Villains

Tech's heroes balance profit with innovation and social responsibility. Its villains are money-mad egomaniacs. Think you know who's who?

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HEROES: Tim Berners-Lee

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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.

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