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Email: timbl @ PGP fingerprint 4D4B 9D1D C032 0710 3CDC DE0B 344D 9666 1177 9EE7 PGP Key Address W3C/MIT/CSAIL 32 Vassar Street Cambridge MA 02139 USA Latitude N 42.3633690 Longitude W 71.091796 Phone +1 (617) 253 5702 Identity on Wikipedia Timbl Talks, articles, etc


The Next Web, TED t09 The Year Open Data Went Worldwide, TED talk, 2010 A Magna Carta for the Web, TED talk, 2014 Essays and articles in text form

Three challenges for the web, according to its inventor , The World Wide Web Foundation, 2017 The many meanings of Open, Telefonica, 2013 Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality Scientific American Noverber 2010 "Linked Data" (slides) at the TED 2009 conference, "The Great Unveiling" in Long Beach, CA, USA, 4 February 2009. The Future of the Web. Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. (2007-03-01) The Mobile Web Keynote, 3GSM Barcelona, (2007-02-22) Speech and the Future Keynote, SpeechTek New York, (2004-09-14) Comment on the '906 patent (2003) Japan Prize commemorative lecture on the universality of the Web (2002) Michael Dertouzos R.I.P. (2001-08-27) D.M.Sendall. R.I.P. July 15 1999 The future of the Web - LCS 35th anniversary talk transcript WWW, UU and I - Unitarian Universalism and the Web (1998/4) A one-page personal history of the web (1998/5/7) Realizing the full potential of the web (1997/12/3) World-Wide Computer Communications of the ACM, February 1997, Vol. 40 No 2. The web: Past, Present and Future (1996) The Web; Europe and the US; Harmony and Diversity (1996) Hypertext and Our Collective Destiny , (1995) Presentation to CDA challenge by CDT et al , 28 Feb 1996 Original proposal for a global hypertext project at CERN (1989) If you want to know what we are working on now, look at the W3C site and check out all the activities at W3C. Also see:

Design Issues: Technical and philosophical notes on web architecture An occasional series of notes about how the web actually works and how to design new technology. For a list of past talks, see: Presentations via the W3C Presentations system or an extensive list in HTML. Disclosures History of the web: some pointers Speaking Engagements

I do a limited amount of speaking. If you have something you think I would be interested in speaking at, for academic events email with details of the event, projected audience size and profile, location and date.

My professional speaking is handled by Don Walker at the Harry Walker Agency, whom you can contact directly (Cc me as a above).

Please use an email subject line with relevant information such as: : "Keynote in Milan, 23 Febrary 2100 at ISWC2100" including the date and place proposed.

AV Requirements

If I use slides (I often do not) I use a laptop -- currently a Mac running OSX. I do not need audio from the laptop.

Press: - Interviews and material

If you need a photo for publication, please complete the W3C photo request form. You do not need an account to complete the form, but an email address is required.

Alternatively, you can ask:

(for information on the beginning of the Web prior to 1994) The press office at CERN (+41 22 767 6111) W3C's Communications Team If you need an interview for an article, please check the

Web FAQ W3C FAQ my press FAQ first, then please use email rather than phone. Please contact the general PR request line at W3C, rather than Amy van der Hiel (my assistant) or Coralie Mercier (Head of Communications at W3C) to set up interviews with me or with other W3C staff.

[Photo: in Sheldonian, Oxford: LeFevre communications, 2001.]

Semantic web[edit]

Thank you for your contribution to Semantic web, but would you clarify the above paragraph? It's meaning is unclear. --Pkchan 02:25, 9 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

2007-01-20 Sorry it was so long before I gt the message. The paragraph now seems to have disaappeared. I don't have time just now to chase up the history. I think that the page needs a lot of bringing up to date to refelct the idea of data interop between appplications.


I'm doing my history day topic on you Tim :) Very interesting things I've learned about you and the web so far..... What's your favorite browser? Thx for the web by the way, lol. If we only had the internet this would probably still be only for scientists or we would have Xanadu which would be very weird because you can't delete anything on it!


I find it somewhat hard to believe that nobody has picked up on (or at least commented) that you are editing the talk page for the Tim Berners-Lee article in the first page]. I'm going to be applying to the neuroscience Ph.D. program at MIT this fall. Maybe I'll get a chance to catch a lecture if you still give them from time to time. I have some pretty big ideas too ya know! (p.s. if this isn't THE Tim B.L. I like your joke) Niubrad (talk) 15:52, 26 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]


If you really are Sir Tim Berners-Lee, then i) thank you for the web and ii) it would be a good idea to verify that by providing a link to your profile page here, from [ your W3C page].

i) You are welcome. Go ahead and use it whenever you like ;-) ii) Added a link to this page from my W3 page, as "my identity ion wikipedia" -- TimBL

Would you also be willing to add an hCard microformat to that page? I'll gladly supply the relevant mark-up. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 14:22, 3 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I have Sorry, I do have machine readable stuff at card.rdf and card.n3, I don't have time to put hcard in just now. --TimBL

HTML5 DRM[edit]

Do you suggest we lock up Wikipedia after you're done with web browsers? Just curious. Cowicide (talk) 07:51, 3 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thank you so much for creating the World Wide Web! Timothy G. from CA (talk) 04:46, 3 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

xoxo Poignant Moment (talk) 00:11, 28 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you![edit]

Sir Tim, just want to thank you so much for the web and keeping it free! Enjoy a picture of a kitten!

InnocentMind (talk) 08:34, 19 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

web 3.0 or nonparametric efficiency[edit]

Tim Berners-Lee,


I'm sure that you will perfectly understand this.

When you believe that only you can be the person to do what we will talk about. Than appear certainly the biggest challenge in my life I'm a big fan of computer.

Today, from Brussels I'm really happy.

You confirm me where I'm going. Thank.

I read your article the semantic web and -in action.

Basically I was working on my project. I have to publish an article " Human as an enterpeneur".

So, in a sens my idea is a complet plagiarism of your idea.But it's not. It's the first time in my life that I read this articles.

This is unbelievable.

I'm really happy to follow what you did till now for our community.

I'm sure that I'll be able to help our community to resolve the semantic issue.

I'm already scare about this. A unique place for what we are talking about is my biggest fear.

In my point of view.

The nonparametric efficiency with the geolocalisation technologie is the best way.

The model is an hybrid, working with nonparametric and paramatric. The parametric will help user to build his network and profil, basically with social networking idea.

The nonparametricis is the core. I believe, it's the best way.

CALLABRAND is the project name.

CAB 000000000000000000000001

  1. human#gov#nongov#business#philanthropy#

With fully respect. A friend. AS. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:44, 10 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Special Barnstar
. Theitkid (talk) 15:10, 28 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you![edit]

Cheers Tim

1500lego (talk) 10:09, 12 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

😸 Poignant Moment (talk) 00:12, 28 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Original Barnstar
If you did't invent the internet, Wikipedia wouldnt be here! Cheers! Huff slush7264 talk 14:51, 23 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]


Hi! I was wondering, what is your OSM user name? It should be useful to update the Wikidata entry about you. ~nmaia d 14:49, 4 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Gooooooooooooood luck[edit]

have a great timeItalic text-- (talk) 16:59, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DRM EME/transparency[edit]

Not so much a topic of discussion, more so a personal insight. I by far am not an uneducated person or afraid of what i do not know. In fact i love reading code. idk why, just a hobby of mine. First and foremost, hats off to you, what an amazing creative mind you have. As far as the web goes, unfortunately its a conflict of spiritual belief and conflicts with my morals and values. Obviously i am torn. Loving the design and nearly infinite possibilities any direction one could go with it. And as always, every good thing can be manipulated and used for unethical purposes. I obviously have a bad taste in my mouth with it, from two different causes. It obviously does not promote or support marriage and fidelity, but the opposite. Marketed more towards secrecy, privacy, social meeting sites, private rooms and so on. Yet wishes to establish user trust with countless binding agreements impossible to comply with every single one, giving the appearance of transparency. We should both agree A) Can there really be established a TRUST in anything that promotes secrecy? B) can there really be transparency with web pages embedded with redirects and covered in advertisements? Marketing competing for conversion rates, bahavior analysts doing social research and timing human beings for clicks and attention span? Come now, is that really any different than the mice that hear a bell for reward? C) Allowing children to be used for revenue on games and hours online? Does not moral value and appreciation for life take precedence over research and competitive marketing? i should hope so. And if an ADULT is lead astray it is by their own personal preference, is there really anything to argue? Honestly, no. im sad to see it in my day. Im sure that was not original design. It is also safe to, we are both aware the web is used to promote pornography as these are SPONSORED Top Level domains arranged from high profile companies too ashamed to even publicly acknowledge. Not only is the home broken, but children are robbed from that irreplacable oppurtunity to be raised in a loving supportive family who divert their attention and time to each other.

      • MY PRIMARY CONCERN*** is access to pure gore, illegal activities, and just grotest acts, shown to me on the web. I cerainly would never have imagined in my life, and wont even repeat where i saw it. Literally an image i struggle today to get out of my mind. The site has since been taken off the web. I am terrified of my children to see anything like that. Is it really possible to even control and provide security that wont surface again? No sir, it is not. Some things are better left unknown and tranparency is not at all what people are expecting. Those things do not conjure in peoples heads, not all people. That is a product of boredom, social isolation, desensitization, lack of human interaction. I thought it an open forum for insight and personal perspective, not at all intended to instigate an argument. im sure these same concepts have entered your mind a time or two, or have crossed your desk.

i hope there are still a few more like me, placing moral duty, health and what is beneficial to society as a whole, instead of placing personal desires and wants. Again thank you for your time PJRamos (talk) 05:17, 3 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

software allowing people to promote the gore n violence u so oppose[edit]

Your source codes allows people to steal and view people's data and then utilize it to cause physical, mental, and emotional harm to individuals that may, or may not be responsible for whatever slight anyone might imagine......that being said, there needs to be some type of limitations on who has access to said code (talk) 22:38, 1 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

hola tim[edit]

Estamos haciendo un trabajo sobre ti y tu pagina web. Es increible lo que has conseguido, eres un ejemplo a seguir. Hemos visto que has actualizado tu pagina web y, como estudiantes de diseño web, esta muchisimo mejor. Eres el mejor, besos <3<3<3

Estoy de acuerdo con mi compañera de clase, eres el mejor que existe en este mundo. Se te ve una persona muy agradable.


Yo soy la compañera que te ha escrito el anterior comentario. Quería decirte, que tus videos, que me he visto, y tus entrevistas y los comentarios me parecen muy curiosos e importantes para nuestra sociedad dentro de internet. Eres una persona maravillosa, curiosa y todo es muy importante en esta sociedad, y todo lo que publicas en tu web debería verlo todo el mundo. Eres el mejor, sigue así. (talk) 08:00, 18 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

<3<3<3 (talk) 08:01, 18 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Special Barnstar
You made my entire life. 𝒞𝒽ℯℯ𝓈ℯ𝒹ℴℊ (talk) 16:54, 29 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Vh vh[edit]

bv (talk) 07:31, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]


yes (talk) 17:11, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

yo thx for inventing the internet bro[edit]

you are the absolute GOAT IonlyPlayz2 (talk) 18:08, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]