Tim Berners-Lee gets a grand prize

Berners-Lee speaks to a crowd at the Finnish Embassy in Washington at a special ceremony.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, last month won the inaugural Millennium Technology Prize awarded by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation.

The biennial award, which includes 1 million euros, honors 'outstanding technological innovation that directly promotes people's quality of life, is based on humane values, and encourages sustainable economic development,' according to the foundation.


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