Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Today is the 25th Birthday of the World Wide Web-www, 3-13

Besides being Hump Day, today is the 25th birthday of the World wide Web!!!! www.

The World Wide Web (abbreviated as WWW or W3, commonly known as the web) is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet.  With a web brower, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.

In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist and former CERNN employee, wrote a proposal for what would eventually become the World Wide Web. The 1989 proposal was meant for a more effective CERN communication system but Berners-Lee eventually realised the concept could be implemented throughout the world.

Berners-Lee and Belgian computer scientist Robert Cailliau proposed in 1990 to use hypertext "to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will" and Berners-Lee finished the first website in December of that year. Berners-Lee posted the project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup on 7 August 1991.

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