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www inventor wins 1 million dollar prize

Most people make use of world wide web when exploring search engines and social media platforms but have never heard of Tim Berners-Lee whom without his invention internet activities wouldnt have been possible today.
Berners-Lee, 61, is this year’s recipient of the A.M. Turing Award, computing’s version of the Nobel Prize.

Tuesday’s award announcement by the Association for Computing Machinery marks another pinnacle for British-born Berners-Lee, who has already been knighted by the Queen and named as one of the 100 most important people in the 20th Century by Time magazine.

The honor comes with a $US1 million ($A1.3 million) prize funded by Google, one of many companies that made a fortune thanks to Berners-Lee’s efforts to make the internet more accessible and useful.

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