Happy Birthday World Wide Web!

August 6, 2011

Today, August 6th, marks the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Its beginnings were far from what we know as the Internet today, but you have to start somewhere. According to Cnet, It began when scientist Tim Berners-Lee posted a summary of a project for organizing information on a computer network using a “web” of hyperlinks: the “WorldWideWeb,” or W3. The first web page address was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html and described what hyperlinks were. This was one of the most significant projects in bringing the web to the general public. In 1993 the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign released the first version of Mosaic, which was to make the Web available to people using PCs and Apple Macintoshes. And thus, the history of the Internet had begun. So as I post to this blog, shop online, and catch up with friends on Facebook, I say thank you to Mr. Berners-Lee for taking the first step in bringing us to where we are today.

Rika G.


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