Early Life and Career of Tim Berners-Lee Essay

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Background
Tim Berners-Lee (also known as “TimBL”) was born on June 8, 1955 in London, England. His parents are mathematicians, Conway Berners-Lee and Mary Lee Woods. He is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web but he has also been the first person to successfully implement communication between a host server and a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client through the internet sometime in November of 1989. He was working at CERN (a large particle physics laboratory near Geneva Switzerland) as a software engineer.

Early Life and Career
Berners-Lee is the son of mathematicians, Mary Lee Woods and Conway Berners-Lee, both of whom worked on the commercially-built computer, the Ferranti Mark 1. Being the son of two mathematicians, Tim often discussed mathematics as well as science with his parents at home. From an early age, Tim’s interest has been captivated by electronics. So much so that he even follows the development of the up and coming field of transistor technology and even built machines to emulate the transistors. He used these machines to power model trains. After attending Sheen Mount Primary School and south west London's independent Emanuel School he went on to attend The Queen’s College of the University of Oxford. He received a first-class degree in physics while attending. After graduating, he worked at a British telecommunication company known as Plessey in Poole. He helped create type-setting software for printers with D. G. Nash while working…