From: Martin Griffith
Subject: Re: Tim Berners Lee.... Knighthood , where is it?
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 10:43:45 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: BT Openworld
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On Sun, 3 Nov 2002 10:18:44 +0100, "Bill Sloman"
>"Martin Griffith" wrote in message
>> Think back 15 years..hmmmm could you have had 3 or 4 chats/messages
>> with a Guru in the US from europe, in 1 day?
>> AFAIK T.B.E.....he sort of invented the WWW, (insert disclaimers
>> here) put a human face to it, put a whole pile of guys who would not
>> send us data sheets out of jobs,
>> Why don't he have a Gong???
>As John Woodgate has pointed out, he may have been offered it and refused
>More likely, the fact that he works in the U.S. means that he isn't visible
>to the rather parochial people who make the recommendations - knighthoods
>tend to go to people doing specific tedious public service jobs in the U.K.
My baby brother got his Gong, after many years work in the middle
east, barely spending any time in the UK
>You also have to want to be recognised as part of the local system to accept
>a gong - the services recognised by this sort of honour are not always that
>impressive. In the U.K. Lord Archer comes to mind.
>Bill Sloman, Nijmegen
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