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THE ACM A. M. TURING AWARD
“The Web has radically changed the way we share information and is a key factor for global
economic growth and opportunity” said Andrei Broder, Google Distinguished Scientist. “The
idea of a web of knowledge originated in a brilliant 1945 essay by Vannevar Bush. Through
1989, several pieces of the puzzle came together: hypertext, the Internet, personal computing.
But the explosive growth of the Web started when Tim Berners-Lee proposed a unified user-interface to all types of information supported by a new transport protocol. This was a significant
inflection point, setting the stage for everyone in the world, from high schoolers to corporations,
to build their Web presences and collectively create the wonderful World Wide Web.”
Google Distinguished Scientist
Financial support for the ACM A. M. Turing Award is provided by Google Inc. For more information see http://research.google.com/
ACM and Google congratulate
SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE
For inventing the World Wide Web, the first
Web browser, and the fundamental protocols and
algorithms allowing the Web to scale.