WWW (World Wide Web) 30 Years old Today
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN.
The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.
“Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked.
Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything.”
(Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web)
In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers, and wrote a proposal in March 1989 called “Information Management: A Proposal”.
By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web.
On 30 April 1993 CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain.
CERN made the next release available with an open licence, a more sure way to maximise its dissemination.
These actions allowed the web to flourish.
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