Who is Sir Tim Berners-Lee you ask? No big deal, he just invented something called the Word Wide Web. If you’re reading this right now, you can thank him for his inventions.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. Tim Berners-Lee
The Olympic opening ceremony celebrated Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s achievements – by asking the founder of the World Wide Wed to play a key part in opening of the London Olympic Games. He then delivered a specially prepared tweet to the world.
His message sat at the heart of the ceremony, acting as the theme for the spectacular event.
He tweeted, ‘This is for everyone’ from a computer in a ‘digital’ household in the Stratford Stadium to welcome the world’s first ‘Socialympics’.
“The values and achievements of the Olympics will be amplified by the World Wide Web. It will be like millions of digital torches carrying the spirit of the Games to every corner of the world. It is an honour to have played a part in the opening ceremony for such an inspiring and truly international event that will be remembered as the most connected Olympic Games in history”,
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
The Olympics’ intention for honoring him at the 2012 Olympic games was to thank him for his creation to let people share knowledge all over the world.