Saturday, January 3, 2009

Internet--historical origins

No it was NOT Al Gore who invented the Internet. From POSP stringer Tim is this interesting historical information.

First U.S. Web Site: Documentation of the Early Web at SLAC (1991-1994)

This collection documents the installation of the first United States Web server at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Features a chronology, images of the first SLAC Web pages, a list of some of the people involved in Web activities at SLAC (along with publications such as "The Virtual Library in Action"), and other related documents.

W3C: History

History of the creation of the Web in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee and of the origins of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), founded in 1994. Highlights include Berners-Lee's original proposal for the Web, a biography and FAQ from Berners-Lee, and archival documents about the organization and uses of the Web.

Where the Web Was Born

History of the invention of the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). "The basic idea of WWW was to merge the technologies of personal computers, computer networking and hypertext into a powerful and easy to use global information system." Discusses early Web pages, Web servers, browsers, how the Web is not identical to the Internet, and how the Web works.

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