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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tim Barners-Lee

IBM is talking In this podcast with Tim Berners-Lee is the originator of the World Wide Web and was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest minds of this century. His inspiring work on the Web set the stage for a world of changes in the way people do business, entertain themselves, exchange ideas, and socialize. In this podcast, Berners-Lee talks about his early history with the Web, opportunities and challenges at present, emerging technologies, and his current project: the semantic Web.

Listen to the podcast (25:00) (Click to listen or right-click "Save as" to download)

Read the transcript. He is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, the coordinating body for Web development. He currently occupies the 3Com Founders chair at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He is a graduate of Oxford University and holds honorary degrees from seven other universities. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including having been named a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. You can contact him at timbl@w3.org.

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