NBC vs. Tim Berners-Lee: Twitter Responds

The London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony featured a tribute to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the world wide web, to which Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer, NBC's hosts, responded: "If you haven't heard of him, we haven't either."

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  1. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and a NeXT cube during the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics in London. Background here and here.
  2. While Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer didn't know who Sir Tim was, many others clearly do.
  3. It's also worth noting that NBC is being heralded (and hounded) for its digital and streaming efforts around this year's Olympic games (and they are owned by an Internet company now).
  4. And just in case, here is Time Berners-Lee's bio.
  5. Other people pointed out a few reasons why Matt and Meredith should know who Time Berners-Lee is.