Tim Berners Lee

Friday 8 January, 2021

"The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past"

This week's quote is by the eminent English computer scientist, who is best known as the inventor of World Wide Web - Tim Berners Lee

In a seminar discussing the future of www, Tim explained how internet has dramatically changed the lives of everyone around the world, but its full impact will only be realised when far more people and information go on-line - and that is something that happens everyday and will keep happening more and more. 

As the mobile internet usage is skyrocketing especially in developing nations, it is no longer necessary to use a computer to surf the web. During the seminar, the VP of Google said, "We will have more Internet, larger numbers of users, more mobile access, more speed, more things online and more appliances we can control over the Internet" 

Robert Cailliau, who designed the web in collaboration with Tim in 1989, explained that having more data on the Internet, in addition to more people having the ability to access it, will induce the development of new technology and solutions to global problems. He said, "When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces."

The Web was was initially available more widely in 1991. The number of websites in 1994 was 500, and it has increased rapidly to over 80 million currently, and is still increasing exponentially everyday, with user-generated content. 

At DDSN, we know the best is yet to come. We started developing websites just at the beginning of websites gaining popularity in 1997. Since then, we have invested a lot into R&D to usability of design and development of digital platforms, websites, and apps to be able to create digital solutions across all aspects for our clients. 

We understand the importance of going digital in this fast pacing world, and that is why we keep anticipating future trends, to develop technology and help our clients stay ahead of times.

Today's Quote 

Graphic depicting Tim Berners Lee and his quote - "The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past"

Who is Tim Berners Lee?

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, is an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. 

He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Berners-Lee proposed an information management system on 12 March 1989, then implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet in mid-November.

He was honoured in the Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century and has received a number of other awards for his invention. During one  the ceremonies, he tweeted, "This is for everyone".

At DDSN we develop digital solutions tailored to every business, to help our clients stay ahead of times and succeed in their operations.