30 April 2014

WEB's b-day!


Tim Berners-Lee, principal architect of WWW.
From Physics Today

 Today is WWW's 21'st birthday.
Back there in 1993, CERN announced that its World Wide Web protocols would be made freely available to anyone. That caused an immediate increase in a number of servers.  In January 1993, there were 50 Web servers across the world; by October, that number increased to  over 500.Tim Berners-Lee (in the picture) was the web's principal architect. He once commented: "It was really hard explaining the Web before people just got used to it because they didn't even have words like click and jump and page."

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