Web's inventor gets a knighthood Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 December, 2003, 00:06 GMT
Sir Tim says his invention was 'just another program'
The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded a knighthood for his pioneering work.
Dubbed the "Father of the Web", he came up with a system over 10 years ago to organise, link and browse net pages.
The famously modest man said he was "quite an ordinary person", and although it felt strange, he was "honoured".
Sir Tim was recently reunited with the machine he used to invent the web when he e-mailed 80 schools from the UN's summit on the information society.
Congrats, Sir Tim.. my favorite line of his in the story is: "There was a time when people felt the internet was another world, but now people realise it's a tool that we use in this world." Good New Year's thought...