.. and nowhere does he deny that he was the covert hero known to millions as Johnny Wankmag.
Let’s look at the evidence. Tim Berners-Lee was born in 1955, making him 24 when he was active as Johnny Wankmag in the West Midlands – easily old enough to source the material and drive a car for distribution.
Also, TBL has two surnames and went to university at Oxford, proving incontrovertibly that he was very rich and had loads of money to buy all the necessary magazines.
And finally, he is on record as saying: “The power of the Web is in its universality”. It’s almost certain that, pre-Web, he believed that access to porn was as important as access to the Web, regardless of newsagent nosiness or pocket-money levels.
And now, on his blog, he conspicuously chooses not to deny what many have called “The worst-kept secret on the Internet”.
Speaks volumes, doesn’t it?