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At Long Last, Browser Inventor Has His Own Blog

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the browser, has started his own blog.

Berners-Lee is accostmed to putting his thoughts and words online, via tools such as Amaya and Nvu, which allow direct editing of Web pages. But using blog tools is a new experience.

"I am going to try this blog thing using blog tools," he wrote. "So this is for all the people who have been saying I ought to have a blog."

Berners-Lee, now a scientist at MIT, found that his blog was inundated with welcoming comments, so many that he had to post a general "thank you" to all the well-wishers. In his typical self-deprecating manner, Berners-Lee thanked others for their early work.

"I just played my part," he wrote. "I built on the work of others--the Internet, invented 20 years before the Web, by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn and colleagues, for example, and hypertext…"

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