The Null Device
100 Greatest Britons Ever
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, is #12 on a list of
100 greatest Britons ever
, created by the BBC by polling over 30,000
Though, for some reason, Julie Andrews is #2 (behind only Alfred the Great) and David Beckham is at #9 (ahead of such luminaries as Chaucer, Dickens and Shakespeare). Ah, I get it.. it's in alphabetical order. Which makes the claim of Berners-Lee being in 12th place sound a bit daft.
Other odd entries include Aleister Crowley (didn't know he had that much of a following), Paul "Bono" Hewson (hang on, isn't he Irish?), and the "Unknown Soldier". And I'm not sure if people like Robbie Williams (wasn't he a former boy-band dancer or something?) belong on a list of "greatest Britons of all time".
Ah well, at least they didn't accept Ayn Rand, L. Ron Hubbard or Jesus Christ
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