Monday, 5 January 2004

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Worldwide Web, was knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours List.
Unlike almost 300 other people who refused royal awards in the past 50 or so years (including the poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who earned our huzzahs not just for the refusal, but also for breaking protocol and telling the world about it), TBL accepted. Sorry, Sir TBL.

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