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Martha Lane Fox on the World Wide Web: 07/01/2010

Martha Lane Fox.

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Martha Lane Fox's Moment of Genius ...

In just two decades, the World Wide Web has fuelled an information explosion on an unprecedented scale.

Created to give CERN physicists easy access to their data, this moment of genius soon flourished into a network that is now so commonplace it's hard to imagine life without it.

'The invention of the Web was absolutely magical' recalls Martha Lane Fox 'It enabled communication, information and entertainment to be changed and disrupted forever.'

About the World Wide Web - Useful Links

Information Management: A Proposal Tim Berners-Lee's original 1989 proposal for the World Wide Web.

Ten Years Public Domain for the Original Web Software Cern puts WWW in the public domain.

Tim Berners-Lee

Berners-Lee on the read/write web (BBC News)

About Martha Lane Fox

Since June 2009, Martha Lane Fox has been Britain's Champion for Digital Inclusion.

She co-founded lastminute.com, Europe's largest travel and leisure website in 1997. After selling the company in 2005 she co-founded and now chairs Lucky Voice.

In 2007 she launched Antigone, a grant-giving foundation that supports education, health and criminal justice. She is a non-executive director at Marks and Spencer, Channel 4 Television and Mydeco. She is also a trustee of Reprieve.

Digital Inclusion Taskforce.

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