I’ve confessed my love for the internet many times before. Everyone loves the internet because it’s cool and you can use it to do cool things. However, I LOVE the internet. Not one site or one feature but the entire damn thing. Ever since I was a girl, I knew the internet was going to be “my thing.” While I knew little about it in the beginning, I dove head first into this mysterious world. Page after page of information lead me to new ideas everyday after school. I adored every minute on this new phenomenon. Which, luckily my parents paid for. Can you believe we paid for it? Obviously we still do in a way but not like in the beginning.
This brings me to Friday night’s London Olympic Opening Ceremony which was fanfreakingtastic. Danny Boyle outdid himself but you already know that. What I want to touch on is the acknowledgement of Mr. Tim Berners-Lee also known as the inventor of the world wide web. I call him father Tim. The image above still gives me legitimate chills. The internet has turned into much more than a source for information or a way to send a message. It is now a way of life and it evolves every minute of everyday. Thanks to wonderful minds like Mr. Berners-Lee, we now have Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Mashable, CNN, AOL, Google,this blog, The Huffington Post, your aunt’s Etsy page and the list goes on. I am no expert on Tim (yet) but I know enough to realize the contributions he made will cause ripples in our world for the rest of our lives.
So even though Tim Berners-Lee will probably never read this post, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my data filled heart. Without you, there would be nothing. This truly is for everyone.