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2. Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee is a computer scientist and engineer, known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and teaches at both Oxford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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