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Web inventor calls for an online bill of rights

An online "Magna Carta" is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said on the 25th anniversary of inventing the world wide web.

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Computer used to create Web goes on display

A computer used by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee to devise the World Wide Web has gone on display at the Science Museum in London.

To celebrate the web's 25th anniversary, the NeXT cube computer will go on display in the 'Making the Modern World gallery' at the museum.

The NeXT cube computer used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Credit: Science Museum

Baroness Martha Lane Fox, who created a charity wanting to make the UK the most digitally skilled nation, attended an event yesterday celebrating the computer going on display in London.

Baroness Martha Lane Fox with the computer. Credit: Science Museum

On March 12 1989, Sir Tim wrote a paper called "Information Management: A Proposal" which aimed for a "universal linked information system" and sent it to his fellow colleagues.

Mike Sendall, Sir Tim's boss, said the paper was "vague but very exciting."

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