A Brief History of Computing
- People who have provided a significant contribution to the development of computing

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1997 Tim Berners-Lee awarded the Institute of Physics' 1997 Duddell Medal for inventing the World Wide Web (see 1989).
2002 - August 6 Edsger W. Dijkstra died. Dijkstra is known to many people for his 'shortest path' algorithm (1956). Although this is the main thing many people will remember Dijkstra for, he also made important contributions to many areas of computing - in particular he should be remembered for his work on problems relating to concurrency, such as the invention of the `semaphore'.
2003 - December 31 Sir Tim Berners-Lee was knighted in recognition of his creation of the 'World Wide Web'.

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