Well done to the London Olympics for putting on such a grand (and extremely expensive) show in the midst of a continuing world economic crisis. We at BeoPhile.com were stunned with the cost of staging such an event, and what else could have been done with the money spent on just the one evening’s entertainment ($14.46 billion overall). But needs must, eh?!
But the star of the show was for us was arguably Tim Berners-Lee who gave the world its greatest social gift… that of the World Wide Web. The spectacular Olympic opening ceremony celebrated Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s achievements - by asking the founder of the World Wide Web (for which he receives no royalties) to play a key part in opening of the London Olympic Games. He then delivered a specially prepared tweet to the world. He tweeted: ‘This is for everyone’ from a computer in a ‘digital’ household in the extravagant Stadium to welcome the world’s first ‘Socialympics’.
“The values and achievements of the Olympics will be amplified by the World Wide Web. It will be like millions of digital torches carrying the spirit of the Games to every corner of the world. It is an honour to have played a part in the opening ceremony for such an inspiring and truly international event that will be remembered as the most connected Olympic Games in history” he stated.
Well done, Tim. And thank you.