Heard the one about the Iron Lady and the web scientist? No? Well if you weren't lucky enough to be in the audience to hear new science minister David Willets deliver his Royal Institution speech on Friday, here it is.
Tory Willets recounted, with perhaps more than a little revisionism, how in the early 80s, then prime minister Margaret Thatcher "wrong-footed sceptical Cabinet colleagues with her defence of public spending on the Large Hadron Collider".
According to the science minister, Thatcher's ringfencing of spending on the LHC and the work at CERN, was ultimately rewarded by Tim Berners-Lee "establishing the groundwork for the World Wide Web".
"I've seen the original computer server with a note from Tim attached, instructing fellow scientists not to switch it off," he added.
"Our lives have truly been revolutionised by his inventiveness."
So there you go. No Thatcher, no web and, perhaps less importantly, no Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In your face Scargill.
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