Tim Berners-Lee helped change the world more than two decades ago.
If you plan on going out to eat today, save room for dessert and order a slice a cake in honor of the web's 20th birthday. That's right, it's been two whole decades already, though the wheels were set in motion several years before in 1989 when Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist working at CERN, first proposed an information management system that would later become the World Wide Web. These days he serves as the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Twenty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee was instrumental in the invention of the Internet. In a recent speech at MIT, Berners-Lee has called access to the web that he created a "human right". The tech pioneer even went so far as to compare web access to access to water. His bottom line, to thrive in a competitive world, web access it a must.