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Web pioneers share £1m for winning engineering ‘Nobel’

“The geeks are winning!”
 

So said internet pioneer Vint Cerf today as he and four fellow engineers who contributed to the creation of the internet and the web picked up the inaugural Queen Elizabeth prize for engineering – billed by its promoters as the new “Nobel prize for technology”.
 

The winners were Bob Kahn, Louis Pouzin and Cerf for their development of the internet’s robust packet-based transmission systems, Tim Berners-Lee for the World Wide Web itself and Marc Andreesen for the first browser, NCSA Mosaic. Read more

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