Friday, March 27, 2009
March 1989 To March 2009 - 20 Years Since The Invention Of The World Wide Web
An historic document.
It's twenty years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web at CERN, in Switzerland.
Well done that man!
The genesis of Mr Berners-Lee's Web idea can be traced back to June to December 1980, when he built ENQUIRE, his first computer program for storing information, whilst working as consultant software engineer at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.
He left CERN, returned in 1984, and in 1989 invented the World Wide Web.
He wrote the first web browser in 1990 and soon many of us who had eyed the rise of home computing in the '80s with unease, were happily surfing the Web.
From 1989 invention to today - a world unimaginable without the Web.
Pretty amazing, isn't it?