Saturday, February 20, 2016

World Wide Web

It all started in 1989. The place was the European Particle Physics Laboratory (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

While working at CERN, a computer programmer name Tim Berners-Lee, came up with a revolutionary idea. He was trying to join the hypertext with the Internet, which eventually led to the new creation. He called his invention the World Wide Web.

Berners-Lee had been working on a key problem facing CERN in the late 1980s. This international center had a large permanent staff and many visiting scientists, and it was a challenge to keep track of people, computer, documents and database.

Further, it lacked an effective way to share information among scientists. Berners-Lee solution to this problem was the invention of the World Wide Web.

Tim Berners-Lee also invented the first Web server and named it httpd. By 1991, the world’s first Web site was presented online.

His invention has greatly changed the way people do business, as millions of Americans now use the Web for all kinds of purchases, research and other functions.

To make sure that the World Wide Web remains an open source product. The World Wide Web Consortium declared that the World Wide Web is a royalty free technology.
World Wide Web

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