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  • 10.23.09

Web’s Inventor Finally Gets Twitter, but Can’t Beat Al Gore’s Three-Screen Mega-PC

Tim Berners-Lee, the British MIT engineer who first proposed and later implemented the World Wide Web as we know it, has joined Twitter. And he is not impressed. “Oops confusing user interfxce [sic]” he wrote in his first tweet.

Tim Berners-Lee, the British MIT engineer who first proposed and later implemented the World Wide Web as we know it, has joined Twitter. And he is not impressed. “Oops confusing user interfxce [sic]” he wrote in his first tweet.

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Tim Berners-Lee

Al Gore, who (jokes aside) is also famously credited with midwifing the Web, has been on Twitter for some time as @algore. Better yet, check out his turbo-nerdy three-screen home computing setup, image courtesy of his blog:

Al Gore

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