Tim Berners-Lee, inventor, who revealed “The next web” at TED2009


This talk was presented at an official TED Conference. TED’s editors featured it among our daily selections on the home page. Tim Berners-Lee – Inventor – Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. He leads the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), overseeing the Web’s standards and development. Full bio http://www.ted.com/speakers/tim_berners_lee

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The Ukraine crisis echoes Fenton’s early war photography in Crimea

That is the Crimean War, which lasted from October 1853 to February 1856.

Balaklava from Guard's Hill, Crimea, 1855, Roger Fenton, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Balaklava from Guard’s Hill, Crimea, 1855, Roger Fenton, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

The Crimean War of the 1850s was caused when Russia moved southwards into Crimea to gain control of the warm water ports of the Black Sea which didn’t freeze over in the winter, and were essential if Russia was to build a strong navy and benefit from all year round international trade.

The Ukraine crisis echoes Fenton’s early war photography in Crimea.

In Defense of Talking Funny

Dialects are a funny thing: everyone speaks one, but we only notice them when they’ve been dislocated. They’re part of the reason why we have five listed pronunciations of “towards” in the Online Dictionary; they’re the birthplace of words both loved (“kerfuffle”) and despised (“irregardless”); they’re the linguistic air we live and move and have our being in.

In Defense of Talking Funny.