Davos, United States of America
FILE PHOTO OF MICHAEL DERTOUZOS.
Computer scientist Michael Dertouzos, who was central in establishing
the World Wide Web as an international standard, has died in a Boston
hospital, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on August
29, 2001. Dertouzos, shown at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting
in this January 31, 2000 file photo, used his influence among
academics, industry and government officials to broker creation of the
World Wide Web Consortium in 1993 to oversee development and insure the
independence of the Web.