Monday, April 09, 2007

Tim Berners-Lee: The Web - Looking Back, Looking Forward


Another talk given by Tim Berners-Lee on 13th March 2007 in London as keynote on the start of this year's prestigious BCS Lovelace lecture. Tim Berners-Lee was granted the Lovelace Medal (named after Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron and founder of scientific computing) in 2006. Here is the interview entitled 'Isn't it semantic?' from 2006 with TBL on winning the Lovelace medal. Usually the winner of the Lovelace medal has to give a lecture in the following year, and thus, this years Lovelace lecture is given by Berners-Lee.

The Lovelace Medal is presented to individuals who have made a contribution which is of major significance in the advancement of Information Systems or which adds significantly to the understanding of Information Systems. Among the winners are rather famous computer scientists such as Douglass Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse and pioneer of GUI, networking, and hypertext systems, who received the medal in 2001, or Linus Torvalds, developer of the LINUX operating system, who received the award in 2000.

(video discovered at Serge Linckels)

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