Monday, July 19

Queen Knights World Wide Web Inventor Berners-Lee

This is pretty cool; a London-born scientist who invented the World Wide Web has been knighted by the Queen of England. He was given the rank of knight commander, the second-highest rank in the OBE.

For those not in the know, the WWW is the system of interconnected Web pages styled with HTML. Before the WWW, information was almost purely text, and navigating and downloading things on the Internet nearly required a degree in Computer Science.

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The Geek Code desperately needs updating, but in any case here's mine (as of 2010-02-28):

Version: 3.12
GIT/MU d+(-) s:+>: a C++> ULXB++++$ L+++ M++ w--() !O !V P+ E---
W+++ N o++ K? PS PE++ Y+ PGP t !5 X- R- tv+@ b++ DI++++ D--- e*++
h--- r+++ y+++ G+

If you really care about knowing what that all means, you either know the code already, or you can get it decoded for you here.