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Tim Berners-Lee Attains Knighthood

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the looks-good-on-a-resume dept.

The Internet 539

sandalwood writes "Tim Berners-Lee has been promoted to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for coming up with that 'intarweb' thing we all use. Characteristically modest, he said that he was an ordinary person who created something that 'just happened to work out.' He will join luminaries like Isaac Newton, Francis Drake, and... Mick Jagger."

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Tsu Doe Nihm (4, Funny)

Shky (703024) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841675)

"Tim Berners-Lee", of course, is just a clever pseudonym for Al Gore. The article failed to mention this.

Re:Tsu Doe Nihm (1, Funny)

ajberg (657689) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841950)

NoNoNo. It wasn't Al Gore or Time Berners Lee. It was SCO who invented the web. They just stole the idea.

fp~!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841678)

you know it baby!!!!

Re:fp~!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841904)

No, YOU FAIL IT! baby!!!

Fist Sport! (-1)

ringbarer (545020) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841682)

How else could the nation of pedophiles obtain all the kiddie porn they desire?

Arise Sir Pedo-Porn-Meister!

Re:Fist Sport! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841907)

what are you, american? the same country that allows marriages of girls at 12yrs old in some states?

IVar SIver :( (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841684)

FP suxxxx0rz!!!!!!!!1111111 CANDLE TRUCK

Can Al Gore be far behind? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841685)

I really want to be able to say "Sir Al".

Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (-1, Flamebait)

peeping_Thomist (66678) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841686)

Fuck Tim Berners-Lee for accepting an honor from the "Queen" of England. Hundreds [telegraph.co.uk]
of great men and women have sensibly refused to accept such honors from one
of the last remaining "divine right" monarchies on the earth. Why wasn't Tim
Berners-Lee among them?

Upon learning of this news, my estimation of Mr. Berners-Lee has dropped quite
a bit. Who you will accept honors from says a lot about you. I would have
been so much prouder had I heard that he told the Queen to stuff it.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (-1, Flamebait)

LordK3nn3th (715352) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841708)

I really hoped this isn't marked troll or flamebait, but insightful or interesting.

Politically, I can't see why Britian still has a royal family. Seems like a bunch of mooches to me.

What does that old wrinklebag do that is so special, that gives her so many fans? I think I know.

She's... "Queen". And therefore, people respect her.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (2, Funny)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841747)

What does that old wrinklebag do that is so special, that gives her so many fans? I think I know.
I read this multiple times saying "Her? Her?" until I read the next line and realised you were talking about 'er Maj.

Rather than Mick Jagger.

Gawd bless 'er.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841781)

Insightful or interesting? My arse.

I love my national traditions, heritage and "outdated" ways - It's what keeps us Brits from being totally assimilated into the rest of bland western culture of crap movies, worse music and painful political-correctness which is hemorrhaging from the United States of America.

God Save the Queen!

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841919)

Just curious - what great cultural achievements set you apart from the hated West? Soccer hooliganism and darts? Spice Girls?

It really used to bother me, all the hatred for the US. Being characterized as a fat, stupid, neocon American used to really get to me. Recently I've realized that all you Euros are just a bunch of elitist pseudo-intellect blowhards. Cram it, asshat.

You don't like us, we sure as fuck don't like you. Why don't we just leave this site as one by Americans, for Americans and you asslicks segregate yourself?

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841963)

That whooshing sound you heard was the point of my post rushing over your head. I think you need to lay off the caffeine, old chap.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (1)

mlk (18543) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841815)

She's... "Queen". And therefore, people respect her.
Very few English ppl respect the queen, she is just a tourst attaction.

England is ruled by a diffrent dictatiorship(sp), that of the un-elected, and unaccountable Quango.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841850)

that of the dictatorship of the eu.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (4, Insightful)

be-fan (61476) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841823)

It's not political. Politically, the British monarchy doesn't do much of anything. It is mostly a cultural thing. The monarchy is a cherished institution of Great Britain. It represents the history and culture of a great country. It has endured for hundreds of years as one of the most stable governments in the West. The British monarchy has one of the oldest democratic traditions in the world, and Britain gave birth to the philosophers from which our founding fathers derived their inspiration. Getting rid of the British monarchy would be like getting rid of the monuments of Greece, because they take up space that could be put to better use.

There is no need for everything in the world to be cold and logical. If a country wants to hold onto a 'silly' institution as a symbol of their nation, so be it.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841883)

Well, Denmark is the oldest monerchy in the world, other than that you're probably right.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (1)

be-fan (61476) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841914)

Huh, I didn't know that. But I didn't say that GB had the oldest monarchy. I said it had one of the oldest democratic traditions. Even when the country was an absolute monarchy, it was still a relatively free society.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (1)

MoonBuggy (611105) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841824)

Politically, I can't see why Britian still has a royal family. Seems like a bunch of mooches to me.

Officially I believe the Queen has the power to dissolve the government if it became undemocratic, and I think she has some level of official power over the lawmaking process too. She's just a figurehead really now, but those powers could be invoked if neccessary.

AFAICS, however, the unoficial reason is because nobody is bothering to abolish them and they aren't doing much harm to anyone really.

Take all that with more than a small pinch of salt though, my only qualification to speak on the subject is that I'm English and I listened a bit to some debate about the royals ;-)

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (2, Insightful)

david614 (10051) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841717)

Well, pardon him for departing from your standards of perfection. I for one don't fault him for accepting an award that he so obviously deserves. History notwithstanding, being knighted is a high honor (honour!) for a Brit. I say congratulations to him.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0, Flamebait)

LordK3nn3th (715352) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841743)

Yes, no one is questioning how good is accomplishments are.

Let's put it this way... if I declared him "High Angel of Intellectual Perfection" or some other title (hey I'm being creative) do you think he would care about such an honor from me-- a nobody? Do you think he would take that honor from the chinese, or perhaps Sadam Hussein?

The Queen should not have any authority. She doesn't deserve it.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (1)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841801)

He may or may not care about a "High Angel of Intellectual Perfection", but do you think he'd reject it?

I mean, it may not be much of an honour, but it's not like it's a BAFTA or something, it's not completely meaningless. And I'd hardly put Liz in with Saddam, just because her role is an anachronism doesn't make her evil or her intents bad.

BTW if you're just pissed because, in fact, you did offer Tim the coveted High Angel of Intellectual Perfection and he turned it down, please look into awarding it to someone else.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (-1, Troll)

koekepeer (197127) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841723)

so very fucking right you are. i'd donate 4 points of my karma just to mod this +5 Insightful

(on or two points will go anyway because of offtopic or whatever *grin*)

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (2, Insightful)

asifyoucare (302582) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841726)

Chill for chrissakes!

A knighthood is a way of honouring people who have made a significant contribution to the UK and to the world. I'm sure the queen doesn't personally pick the recipients - after all, she only uses the internet for porn and e-mail.

Nobody, including the British royal family, believes in "divine right" these days.

TBL is very worthy recipient.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (1)

LordK3nn3th (715352) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841822)

If I were a member of the British royal family, I would not accept any "Prince" or whatever position. It's ridiculous, and it's a waste of time or money.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841764)

Fundamentalism is idiocy.
And your post proves you're a fundamentalist.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (3, Insightful)

BenjyD (316700) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841777)

Except that it's not really an honour from the queen. Decisions are made by some top secret bunch of civil servants, vetted by the Prime Minister and then "suggested" to the queen. Not much better, admittedly, but an improvement none the less.
Reform is coming, but the present style of system won't go away until the monarchy finally keels over. I'll celebrate as much as anyone on that day, but until then the honours system is the only way to formally recognise people's acheivements. Inventing Hypertext certainly deserves some recognition IMHO.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841834)

no monarchy=no path of roots to britishness

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841794)

I know you're just a lowly troll, but go fuck yourself! Her Majesty has not got any "divine right". No British monarch has since Charles I met with his unfortunate accident! Her Maj is the head of a constitutional monarchy, but you're probably too fucking dumb to understand that you stupid fucker! You'd probably prefer 'el fucking Presidente Blair. He's the fucker who really does think he has the fucking "divine right" to give the whole fucking country away to the fucking EU. Fuck him, fuck you, and fuck all your scummy left-wing fucking friends! And, just in case you're not getting the gist of my point, I'll say it again: go fuck yerself you stupid fucker!!

Phuck (-1, Troll)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841839)

Fucking fucked fuck fuckers!!

Ya, I said it all in one sentence! Can you do any better?

Re:Phuck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841864)

Fuckoff!

Yep, only one word!

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (-1)

mkavanagh (641055) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841818)

Mod parent up..it's a legitimate political opinion and directly related to the article. Don't stifle free speech. Think before you moderate.

Re:Fuck Tim Berners-Lee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841847)

Mod parent down..it's a flagrant attempt to use a secondary account to generate karma. Lockdown this motherfucker. Think before you moderate.

I WANT TO PUT MY PEE PEE IN YOUR POO POO HOLE (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841695)

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Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (0, Insightful)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841697)

ARPA was an American military project.

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (4, Informative)

dotwaffle (610149) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841725)

No, you don't have to be English, you can get an honourary knighthood. And Tim Berners-Lee IS English. And ARPA didn't invent the world-wide-web. Just the internet (www implies HTTP and HTML)

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (4, Informative)

The Famous Druid (89404) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841734)

1. No, you don't have to be English.
A great many Scots, Welsh, Irish, Canadians, etc have been knighted.

2. Some things weren't invented by Americans, the Web is one of them. Deal.

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (1)

VertigoAce (257771) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841742)

He's not credited for creating ARPAnet, but rather contributing to what we now see as the world wide web (he founded and leads the w3c at MIT).

MOD PARENT TROLL (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841756)

puhleeze

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (1)

peragrin (659227) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841768)

Um I wouldn't hold it to high in regard, Former NYC mayor Rudoloph Gulliani(speeling wrong) is an Honaray Knight.

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841829)

Despite having many political differences with him, I have to say any (well intentioned) honour bestowed on Gulliani after 9/11 is well deserved. At a time when (hmmm, tone this sentence down otherwise it'll be seen as flamebait) many political leaders seemed to disappear into the woodwork, he was one of the few who was willing to stand up and lead. My hat off to him.

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841857)

Um I wouldn't hold it to high in regard, Former NYC mayor Rudoloph Gulliani(speeling wrong) is an Honaray Knight.
Just how drunk are you, anyway?

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (2, Informative)

BenjyD (316700) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841873)

Queen's official title:

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

UK!=England.

So I guess anyone in the commonwealth can be given an honour. However, TBL is British, so it doesn't matter.

Re:Don't you have to be English to be knighted? (4, Informative)

be-fan (61476) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841874)

Tim Breners-Lee *is* English. He was born in London and graduated from Oxford. While ARPANET was an American project, Breners-Lee worked on the web while he was at CERN, and it was first made available at CERN in 1990.

Wiki-Minded Guy (4, Interesting)

LordoftheFrings (570171) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841702)

From article:
"The idea was that by writing something together, and as people worked on it, they could iron out misunderstanding."
Sounds like the type of idea that got the idea of publicly editable wikis going. Somebody starts a basis of information, and the community smooths it out until it's comprehensive and intelligent (until the trolls get to it).

ROR ROR ROR (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841709)

I"M FULL OF TEH PITH AND TEH GOATSE

Bring it, bitches!

Suck me off
Suck
Suck
Suck me off TACO

Well then... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841745)

Wasn't that intelligent?

hmmmm.... (5, Funny)

freidog (706941) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841716)

Tim Berners-Lee Attains Knighthood does that come with +2 armour?

Re:hmmmm.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841731)

No, it comes with -1 Redundant.

Re:hmmmm.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841803)

hahahahaa

I am sorry but,

hahahahah

Knighthood... (0, Informative)

Ianoo (711633) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841733)

You guys do know that getting the KBE is completely different to becoming a Knight and being called "Sir", don't you? I couldn't care less (down with the Monarchy), but if you really want to know the BBC explains it all as usual.

Re:Knighthood... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841881)

KBE is completely different to becoming a Knight and being called "Sir", don't you? ....if you really want to know the BBC explains it all as usual.

Errr.... then why does the BBC article [bbc.co.uk] refer to him as "Sir Tim" no less than five times (including in the photo caption), then?

Re:Knighthood... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841943)

Except that, according to the chart of honors you linked to coupled with TFA, TBL's been honored as a "KCB" (under the Orders of Bath) which does, in fact, merit a "Sir/Lady" (or a "Dame" for women).

Knighthood (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841748)

Knighthood also comes with compulsary military service... Perhaps we can convince the Queen to send him to Iraq?

Mick Jagger (-1, Redundant)

lurwas (518856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841773)

getting knighted is like someone for death-penalties to win the Nobel Peace Prize...oh. Like President Bush winning the Nobel Peace Prize then, that's not possible, is it?

Re:Mick Jagger (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841837)

. . .is like someone for death-penalties to win the Nobel Peace Prize. . .

Yasser Arafat, 1994, so it would seem anything is possible.

KFG

Re:Mick Jagger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841910)

Henry Kissenger did too.

Real credit for www goes to (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841774)

Netscape. It would have never taken off without a decent web browser... Mosaic would have never taken off.

The key to his success: he made it free (5, Insightful)

dgerman (78602) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841782)

During the early 90's his research was put down by other Hypermedia researchers. Their view: "we've been there, done that; your implementation is too simple, too restrictive; our research is towards two directional linking..., other systems before you are better...". His first paper was rejected by the Hypertext Conference in 1991, and he settled for a demo table in the same venue.

The key to his success is that he made it simple and free (as in beer)! Others, like Nelson's Xanadu, were too ambitious. Others, like Hypercards, Hypernotes, Hyperdisco, etc were never free.

The BBC article highlights that in one of the side boxes: "Offered free on the Net".

Re:The key to his success: he made it free (1)

madprof (4723) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841951)

I think the knighthood is further recognition of the importance of his invention and his continued efforts to keep it open.
He had already been given an honour for the same work - an OBE in 1997.
I imagine the knighthood is simply because the Web has now become incredibly important and we can all (including those who give out honours!) realise just how useful it has become despite the many pressures on it to become a less open medium.

Now that's something. (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841785)

Well I'll be. That infotainment super-highball is worth at least one plated medallion.

Good on ya, ya limey suisse.

Good (4, Insightful)

HRbnjR (12398) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841786)

I'm glad to see TBL get some more recognition. The original concepts [w3.org] behind html and semantic markup were well designed for their time and deserve more recognition. 99% of web designers today seem to have no idea why they should be using 'em' instead of 'b' tags, nor do many seem to even care about semantics and platform neutral markup. TBL and his semantic web ideas need all the recognition they can get.

Re:Good (1)

paulthomas (685756) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841959)

Unless you redefine all of your <em> tags with CSS, I'm pretty sure you meant <strong> tags for bold. <em> is used for italics.

-Paul

ARPANET Video (3, Interesting)

N8F8 (4562) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841795)

A few years ago I watched a special on PBS about the birth of the Internet. The astounding thing was watching a video featuring a dozen guys hanging around a chalkboard laying out the eight or so connections that formed the forst internet web. No fancy electronics, just a groupd of guys standing around a chalkboard and talking.

Re:ARPANET Video (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841880)

The astounding thing was watching a video featuring a dozen guys hanging around a chalkboard laying out the eight or so connections that formed the forst internet web.

But which one of them got Forst Pist?

Serious Question (3, Insightful)

EmCeeHawking (720424) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841805)

Preface: not a troll

Could someone please explain to me the British fetish for its Monarchy ? The government is now a constitutional democracy, so why is there so much homage paid to the archaic traditions and figureheads of the past?

A great example of this is the insane media land-grab over Princess Diana's death. Hundreds of thousands of people die in traffic accidents each year - why was hers so deserving of three whole months of media coverage, weeping, wailing, and moaning?

MOD PARENT DOWN (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841862)

Yes, yes yes! Down with dissent! Kill the heretic!

He offends our precious sensibilities and he offends the Queen Mother, who by accident of birth has the right to not be offended!

Down with reason! Long live the Queen!

Re:Serious Question (2, Insightful)

Art Tatum (6890) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841867)

I don't know. But I ask the same question about our American media. Why the hell does our media latch on to stories like the Laci Peterson murder, Kobe Bryant, or Michael Jackson? Plenty of people are murdered or raped every day, but they don't get media coverage. I'm not on the jury, so the details of these cases are completely useless to me. Yet that's about all you can find on major media outlets. For the last time, we don't give a damn about Jackson, Bryant, Peterson, Limbaugh, or anybody else. Just shut up about it already and report some REAL news.

Re:Serious Question (1)

The Famous Druid (89404) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841870)

I'm british, and I don't understand it either.
Personally, I'd sell the lot for dog-food.

But then, I've never understood the American fascination with the Kennedys.

MOD ABUSE ALERT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841872)

this is not a troll

its dead-center on topic and its a valid question.

If you don't like what he has to say, respond. Don't show that your argument is weak by censoring the opposing viewpoint.

Re:Serious Question (5, Informative)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841885)

It's not a constitutional democracy, it's a constitutional monarchy. Elections are provided on a routine basis to elect lawmakers (which is what makes the country democratic - the legislature is accountable to the people ruled, but note that there is no constitutional guarantee of this, it just happens, and while it does, Britain is democratic), but on a technical, constitutional basis, if the Queen wanted to veto a law, disband a government, or do many other things we'd consider undemocratic, she'd be within her technical, constitutional, rights.

She'd also be overthrown the next day.

As far as Diana goes, that had little to do with the Royals. By all accounts, the royal family and Diana disliked one another immensely. Diana was a ludicrously popular woman whose marriage to Charles was what brought her into the public eye. By all accounts, talking to my American friends, almost as many Americans went nuts after her death as Brits. It wasn't because people saw her as a royal.

Re:Serious Question (1)

loadquo (659316) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841974)

Most of the power from the royal prerogative [guardian.co.uk] is handed to the ministers, so I would doubt the general public would notice if they used half of them. Another of the things that I think is wrong about british politics.
Hmm, I'm not and arch-Monarchist but it is part of Britains character (and a tourist draw). But I don't really like or am interested in anything to do with monarchy including diana. I don't mind keeping them, but perhaps we should have a referendum on them to keep them on their toes.

Re:Serious Question (1)

Cassius105 (623098) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841964)

im british and i dont really understand why people love them so much

however they do one good thing - they generate a shit load of money because of tourists

Hello. I'm Stephen Cole, and I'm going to mess u ^ (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841812)

I doubt he cares much more than anyone else.

Here's something much more interesting, an interview with him - Tim (available in Proprietary err Windows Media format).

ClickOnline [bbcworld.com]

(Please don't put too much into the fact that the pageid is 666.)

A nice guy, well deserved (2, Interesting)

m_dob (639585) | more than 10 years ago | (#7841816)

This is what knighthoods are about - accepting official appreciation of the work done to create the internet, an apolitical act. The poster above ridicules TB-L for accepting the award - it would be right and proper to decline for political reasons, but in this case there are none. Anyway, he's a nice guy. Matthew

Bah (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841830)

The www is nothing more that the internet with a waffle iron attached to it.

First Hacker to be Knighted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841835)

"Banned from using the university's computer when he and a friend were caught hacking"

Does this mean he is the First Hacker to be Knighted.

Too many names (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841844)

The man with 3 names now has a prefix to add to that. Sir Tim Berners-Lee -- Angelina Contessa Maria Francesca Banana Fanna Fo Fesca III

When will Al Gore get knighted? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841866)

When will Al Gore get knighted? He invented the Internet, for chrissakes! (He said so on CNN)

Re:When will Al Gore get knighted? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841903)

shut the fuck up, wanker

several people have already said that

Re:When will Al Gore get knighted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841973)

Hey, I heard Ronald MacDonald is getting knighted for services to burns specialists.

i find it funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841877)

that so many are anti-british-monarchy, tens of countries still have the queen as their head of state (completely willingly), the rest worship her (the US etc) and the Europeans murdered most of their own.

british monarchy should stay, otherwise britain is just like every other country nobody gives a shit about.

too bad (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7841908)

It's too bad being knighted isn't what it used to be. Now days, everyone in pop culture has been knighted, so those who truly deserve recognition are lumped in with the lights of Paul McCartney, McJabber, Elton John...
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