From The Independent:
Tim Berners-Lee, the publicity-shy physicist who invented the world wide web, has been awarded a knighthood.
An unsung hero of the modern age, Mr Berners-Lee is named in today's New Year's Honours List for "services to the internet"—creating the system that has revolutionised computer use across the globe.
While I have nothing but contempt for monarchy and all its trappings (yeah yeah, I know contemporary knighthoods are different), Berners-Lee deserves every award he gets and then some.
Attention Kinks fans: Ray Davies is picking up a CBE. More interesting, though, are the folks who turned down such honors, including Davids Bowie and Hockney and Nigella Lawson.
Whole story here.
[Link via Jeff Jarvis' BuzzMachine]