Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Today 1990 The World Wide Web began
Wikipedia has some interesting background info about the history of the Internet.
The underlying ideas of the Web can be traced as far back as 1980, when, at CERN in Switzerland, Tim Berners-Lee built ENQUIRE (referring to Enquire Within Upon Everything, a book he recalled from his youth). While it was rather different from the system in use today, it contained many of the same core ideas (and even some of the ideas of Berners-Lee's next project after the World Wide Web, the Semantic Web).
In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal, which referenced ENQUIRE and described a more elaborate information management system. With help from Robert Cailliau, he published a more formal proposal for the World Wide Web on November 12, 1990.
Just like a telephone it looks nowadays so simple.. Click and you are where you wanna be. But it was in the last 17 years quite a proces/development to get you coming to me by the Internet by simply following a hypertext link to my Blog-page (not even typing the underlaying IP adress...).
Just some interesting historical info...