The Association of Computing Machinery has announced the 2016 A.M. Turing Laureate - Sir Tim Berners-Lee, physicist and inventor of the World Wide Web, leveraging the foundational TCP/IP Internet data deleivery protocols. We extend our hearty congratulations to Sir Tim.
Berners-Lee, who graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Physics, submitted the proposal for the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. He noticed that scientists were having difficulty sharing information about particle accelerators. In 1989, interconnectivity among computers via Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) had been in existence for a decade, and while segments of the scientific community were using the Internet, the kinds of information they could easily share was limited. Berners-Lee envisioned a system where CERN staff could exchange documents over the Internet using readable text that contained embedded hyperlinks. via the ACM