Tim Berners-Lee — who invented the World Wide Web in 1990 while working at CERN, the European laboratory for Particle Physics — said he did his work using a NeXT computer and is a fan of Apple’s Safari Web browser, according to
Macworld UK. He made the announcements Monday during a lecture at the Royal Society in London, England.
NeXT was the computer company that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs launched between his stints at Apple. Berners-Lee presented his lecture using Safari on a PowerBook. He also referenced the Web’s potential by talking about the possibilities of Apple’s iCal, Macworld UK reports.
During his presentation, Berners-Lee talked one of the Web’s many futures, in what he calls the Semantic Web (which he devised). He said that it will become the next big thing, will enhance the supply and exchange of information and data for the benefit of the Web user, and is “potentially as revolutionary as the original introduction of the World Wide Web itself,” Macworld UK reports.