One of the few "celebrities" in this world I truly admire is now a knight. Tim Berners-Lee, who actually invented this medium called the World Wide Web (sorry Al), received the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire this week, an honor shared with such people as Isaac Newton, Mick Jagger and many others you’ve never heard of.
Unlike the many money-grubbing leaches lurking around the Internet today, Berners-Lee created the web to solve a problem rather than make a profit. He probably could have cashed in big time when the web took off in the mid and late 90’s but instead he formed the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which attempts to develop and maintain open standards for communications on the web. If you’d like to know more about Berners-Lee and the story of the web’s birth, get a copy of his book Weaving the Web.