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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]