Most of us heavily rely on the Internet, and the power of the Internet is not hidden from anyone. The Internet is a space of endless and nothing represents this fact better than all the activity that takes place in the online world.
The vast majority of us actively depend on the Internet, and the power of the Internet is not unknown to anybody. The Internet is a space of unlimited opportunities and nothing speaks to this reality superior to all the action that happens in the online world.
The web has turned into an open park, a library, an office, a market, an academy, a theatre, a bank, thus considerably more.
Yet do you know the beginning of this power?
Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer genius. He was born in London, and his parents were early computer explorers, operating one of the initial computers. Tim Berners-Lee is the Inventor of the World Wide Web.
On this day, in 1989 Lee presented a proposition titled, ‘Information Management’ to his manager. Lee had thought of developing a hypertext database with typed links, called ‘Mesh’, to help his co-workers at CERN to allow them to share data among various computers.
It was 6th August 1961, the world’s first website, at CERN, ran online. Only Berners-Lee and his co-workers had browsers and so the world didn’t know about the development.
Today, about 1.9 billion websites are on the web.
The first picture uploaded on the Internet was of Les Horribles Cernettes in 1992, It was a spoof pop band formed by CERN workers.
“Not to be mistaken with the internet, WWW is a data space where archives and other web assets are recognized by URLs and are available via the Internet”.
By October of 1990, Tim had composed the three basic technologies that remain the base of the present web.
HTML: HyperText Markup Language. The markup language for the web.
URI: Uniform Resource Identifier. A sort of “address” that is unique and used to recognise each resource on the web. It is also usually known as URL.
HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Allows for the retrieval of linked resources from across the web.