Of all the technological revolutions that have sped up history, perhaps none has had so big an impact on so many people in such a short space of time as the internet. To think of how many lives have been transformed by iPhones and Facebook and Google and the rest is to realise that Tim Berners-Lee makes the Wright brothers, Gutenberg and Edison look like small fry, which is quite some achievement.

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