Queen Elizabeth has honored five engineers who created the Internet and World Wide Web in her first Prize for Engineering.
Louis Pouzin, Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, and Marc Andreessen will share an award of 1 million pounds. They are credited for helping spawn the Internet, (Sorry, Al Gore. You didn't quite make the cut.), which the prize site said is "an engineering achievement that has changed the direction of the world."
"The Internet and WWW led to a communications revolution of unprecedented power and impact," the site said.
Pouzin, Kahn, and Cerf made … Read more