Tim O'Reilly

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Tim O'Reilly

Name: Tim O'Reilly

Born: June 6, 1954, Cork, Ireland

Computer-related contributions

  • Founder of O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) and a supporter of the free software and open source movements.
  • In 1992, O'Reilly Media published one of the first popular books about the Internet, Ed Krol's Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog.
  • O'Reilly Media also created the first web portal, the Global Network Navigator ("GNN") in 1993; it was sold to AOL in 1995.

Significant publications


"A book is always a dialogue with other readers and other books."

"Apple is in a position they've been in a lot of times before. They're like Moses showing the way to the promised land, but they don't actually go there."