"Forget about the ripped-and-rugged sprinters and shot-putters, bring on the gold-medal geeks.Berners-Lee, Web take bow at Olympics | Tech Culture - CNET News
The opening ceremony of this summer's London Olympics obliged that sentiment, as Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee got the star treatment during the extravaganza.
A hip-hoppy dance routine featuring legions of fist-pumping club-types gave way as a stage-set suburban house rose from the ground to reveal a lone keyboard jockey surfing away in solitude."
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Berners-Lee, Web take bow at Olympics | Tech Culture - CNET News
Seeing Sir Tim Berners-Lee on a platform with his NeXT cube was a surprising twist in the opening ceremony; he tweeted his "This is for everyone" message from the stage (20 characters for his message; 56 for related metadata)