World Wide Web Celebrates 17th Birthday

Tim Berners-Lee, an independent researcher, wrote a summary of the WWW project in CERN, Switzerland in 1991 and started a revolution. [Al Gore had NOTHING to do with it even though he claims to have created it.]

17 years ago, on this day in 1991, Englishman Tim Berners-Lee, an independent researcher at the CERN institute in Switzerland, published a summary of the World Wide Web project and this date was taken as the day when commercial Internet (WWW) became available to the public.

The WWW project combines data search methods and hypertext to create a simple, yet powerful global information system.

The project started out as a philosophy stating that scientific information should be available to everyone. It wants to enable the exchange of information between internationally dissipated groups and spread information among support groups, Berners-Lee wrote in his summary.

At first, WWW was used just as a network of scientific departments at universities or various laboratories. By 1996, it became very clear for many global companies and individual users that the Internet offers a large number of possibilities in marketing, communications and information exchange.

Afterwards, the so called “browser war” began, a battle caused by greater demand for Internet, i.e. a quality programme which would access the Internet. At first, there was Netscape, then Miscrosoft`s Internet Explorer, integrated into Windows, and in the end Mozilla created in Netscape`s original code. Many more followed.

Today, the Internet is essential. No matter what you do, need, if you want to read, look for something, communicate, the Internet is weaved into the very core of society, it connects, protects, endangers, attacks and serves as a platform for countless ventures. As the base of a new, global and globalist revolution, the world wide web surrounds our little planet, captures it and presses, shrinking it to the size of a tennis ball where everyone is close enough to get hold of.


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